1 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, surmount, outperform]
2 get the better of; "the goal was to best the competition" [syn: outflank, trump, best, scoop] [also: outdone, outdid]
- To do, perform better than other person(s), place(s) or thing.
- To be more shocking, annoying, etc.
- To sell better than something else.
- Dutch: overtreffen
- Finnish: päihittää
- French: surpasser
- German: übertreffen
- Indonesian: melampaui
- Japanese: 凌ぐ (しのぐ, shinogu), 打ち勝つ (うちかつ, ucikatsu)
- Russian: превзойти
- Spanish: exceder
- Italian: fare meglio
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