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 'ertop old Pelion."

Shak.

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.

Becon.

 

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