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Noun, Verb (transitive)


overpassv. t. [Cf. Surpass.].
  •  To go over or beyond; to cross; as, to overpass a river; to overpass limits.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To pass above; -- of roadways and other paths; as, the highway overpasses the railroad tracks.  [PJC]
  •  To pass over; to omit; to overlook; to disregard.  [1913 Webster]
    "All the beauties of the East
    He slightly viewed and slightly overpassed.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To surpass; to excel.  R. Browning.  [1913 Webster]
overpassv. i. 
     To pass over, away, or off.  [1913 Webster]
     A road or other pathway which passes over another road, railroad, or other path; as, he stopped on the street under the railroad overpass.  [PJC]


overpass, n. & v.
--n. a road or railway line that passes over another by means of a bridge.
1 pass over or across or beyond.
2 get to the end of; surmount.
3 (as overpassed or overpast adj.) that has gone by, past.



Bifrost, access, aisle, alley, ambulatory, aperture, arcade, artery, avenue, bascule bridge, bateau bridge, best, better, blink at, bridge, cantilever bridge, cap, carrefour, catwalk, channel, cloister, cloverleaf, colonnade, communication, conduit, connection, corridor, course, cover, covered way, crossing, crosspoint, crossroad, crosswalk, crossway, defile, discount, disregard, distance, do, drawbridge, exaggerate, exaggeration, exceed, excel, excess, exit, fail, ferry, floating bridge, flyover, footbridge, ford, forget, gallery, gangboard, gangplank, gangway, get ahead of, go beyond, go one better, go over, grade crossing, hold the field, ignore, improve on, inlet, interchange, intercrossing, intersection, inundation, junction, lane, leave behind, level crossing, lift bridge, measure, omit, opening, outdistance, outlet, outweigh, overbalance, overbear, overbridge, overcome, overcrossing, overdo, overflowing, overgo, overgrowth, overjump, overleap, overlook, overreach, overrun, overrunning, overshoot, overshoot the field, overshoot the mark, overspreading, overstep, overstride, overtop, pass, pass over, pass through, passage, passageway, patrol, perambulate, peregrinate, pererrate, perfect, ply, pontoon bridge, portico, predominate, preponderate, prevail, railroad tunnel, range, range over, reconnoiter, rope bridge, rotary, scour, scour the country, scout, shoot ahead of, span, steal a march, stepping-stone, stepstone, superabound, superiority, surpass, surplus, suspension bridge, sweep, swing bridge, toll bridge, top, tower above, tower over, track, traffic circle, traject, trajet, transcend, transit, travel over, travel through, traverse, trump, tunnel, undercrossing, underpass, viaduct, voyage




VB be superior, exceed, excel, transcend, outdo, outbalance, outweigh, outrank, outrival, out-Herod, pass, surpass, get ahead of, over-top, override, overpass, overbalance, overweigh, overmatch, top, o'ertop, cap, beat, cut out, beat hollow, outstrip, eclipse, throw into the shade, take the shine out of, outshine, put one's nose out of joint, have the upper hand, have the whip hand of, have the advantage, turn the scale, kick the beam, play first fiddle, preponderate, predominate, prevail, precede, take precedence, come first, come to a head, culminate, beat all others, bear the palm, break the record, take the cake, become larger, render larger.


VB transgress, surpass, pass, go beyond, go by, show in front, come to the front, shoot ahead of, steal a march upon, steal a gain upon, overstep, overpass, overreach, overgo, override, overleap, overjump, overskip, overlap, overshoot the mark, outstrip, outleap, outjump, outgo, outstep, outrun, outride, outrival, outdo, beat, beat hollow, distance, leave in the lurch, leave in the rear, throw into the shade, exceed, transcend, surmount, soar, encroach, trespass, infringe, trench upon, entrench on, intrench on, strain, stretch a point, strain a point, cross the Rubicon.

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