tr.v. sur·passed, sur·pass·ing, sur·pass·esIdiom:
1. To do more than or be superior to: surpassed her classmates in academic honors. See Synonyms at excel.
2. To be beyond the limit, powers, or capacity of; transcend: misery that surpasses comprehension.
3. To be greater than, as in degree or quality; exceed: The cost of the project surpassed its budget projections.
To do the best that one ever has done at a given activity.
[French surpasser, from Old French, to transgress : sur-, sur- + passer, pass; see PASS.]
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