O·ver·top v. t. [imp. & p. p. Overtopped p. pr. & vb. n. Overtopping.]
1. To rise above the top of; to exceed in height; to tower above. “To o'ertop old Pelion.”
2. To go beyond; to transcend; to transgress.
If kings presume to overtop the law by which they reign, . . . they are by law to be reduced into order. --Milton.
3. To make of less importance, or throw into the background, by superior excellence; to dwarf; to obscure.
v : look down on; "The villa dominates the town" [syn: dominate,
[also: overtopping, overtopped]