surpassed, past participle; surpasses, 3rd person singular present; surpassing, present participle; surpassed, past tense;
Exceed; be greater than
prewar levels of production were surpassed in 1929
Be better than
he continued to surpass me at all games
Do or be better than ever before
the organist was surpassing himself
excel: distinguish oneself; "She excelled in math"
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"
travel by: move past; "A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window"; "He passed his professor in the hall"; "One line of soldiers surpassed the other"
exceed: be greater in scope or size than some standard; "Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds"
(surpassing) transcendent: exceeding or surpassing usual limits especially in excellence
(surpassing) exceeding: far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree; "a night of exceeding darkness"; "an exceptional memory"; "olympian efforts to save the city from bankruptcy"; "the young Mozart's prodigious talents"
Surpass was a short-lived Wrigley antacid gum.
To exceed, especially in a metaphoric or technical manner