Sur*pass" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Surpassed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Surpassing.] [F. surpasser; sur over + passer to pass. See Sur-, and Pass.]

To go beyond in anything good or bad; to exceed; to excel.

This would surpass
Common revenge and interrupt his joy.
Milton.

Syn. -- To exceed; excel; outdo; outstrip.

 

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