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beat, best, cap     (informal)   eclipse, exceed, excel, go one better than     (informal)   outdo, outshine, outstrip, override, overshadow, put in the shade, top, tower above, transcend  
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  ( surpasses    3rd person present)   ( surpassing    present participle)   ( surpassed    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If one person or thing surpasses another, the first is better than, or has more of a particular quality than, the second.  
He was determined to surpass the achievements of his older brothers...      V n  
Warwick Arts Centre is the second largest Arts Centre in Britain, surpassed in size only by London's Barbican.      V-ed  
2       verb   If something surpasses expectations, it is much better than it was expected to be.  
Conrad Black gave an excellent party that surpassed expectations.      V n  

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