Sur·pass v. t. [imp. & p. p. Surpassed p. pr. & vb. n. Surpassing.] To go beyond in anything good or bad; to perform (an activity) better than; to exceed; to excel.
This would surpass
Common revenge and interrupt his joy. --Milton.
Syn: -- To exceed; excel; outdo; outstrip.
v 1: distinguish oneself; "She excelled in math" [syn: excel, stand
2: be or do something to a greater degree; "her performance
surpasses that of any other student I know"; "She outdoes
all other athletes"; "This exceeds all my expectations";
"This car outperforms all others in its class" [syn: outstrip,
outmatch, outgo, exceed, outdo, surmount, outperform]
3: pass by; "A black limousine passed by when she looked out
the window"; "He passed his professor in the hall"; "One
line of soldiers surpassed the other" [syn: travel by, pass
by, go past, go by, pass]
4: go beyond; "Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds"
[syn: exceed, transcend]