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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sur·mount /sɝˈmaʊnt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sur·mount v. t. [imp. & p. p. Surmounted; p. pr. & vb. n. Surmounting.]
 1. To rise above; to be higher than; to overtop.
    The mountains of Olympus, Athos, and Atlas, overreach and surmount all winds and clouds.   --Sir W. Raleigh.
 2. To conquer; to overcome; as, to surmount difficulties or obstacles.
 3. To surpass; to exceed.
 What surmounts the reach
 Of human sense I shall delineate.   --Milton.
 Syn: -- To conquer; overcome; vanquish; subdue; surpass; exceed.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: get on top of; deal with successfully; "He overcame his
           shyness" [syn: overcome, get over, subdue, master]
      2: be on top of; "The scarf surmounted the gown"
      3: reach the highest point of; "We scaled the Mont Blanc" [syn:
      4: 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: surpass,
          outstrip, outmatch, outgo, exceed, outdo, outperform]