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verb [transitive] formal exceed pronunciation in British English /ɪkˈsiːd/
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present tense
present participleexceeding
past tenseexceeded
past participleexceeded
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  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



a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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