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verb [transitive] formal exceed pronunciation in British English /ɪkˈsiːd/ 
Word Forms
present tense
present participleexceeding
past tenseexceeded
past participleexceeded
  1. to be greater than a number or amount

    Wind speeds exceeded 90 miles per hour.

    You will need to fill in a form for any claim exceeding £500.

    1. a.
      to go above an official limit

      tough penalties for drivers who exceed the speed limit


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