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 for surpass
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Surpass \Sur*pass"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Surpassed; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Surpassing.] [F. surpasser; sur over + passer to
     pass. See Sur-, and Pass.]
     To go beyond in anything good or bad; to perform (an
     activity) better than; to exceed; to excel.
     [1913 Webster]
           This would surpass
           Common revenge and interrupt his joy.    --Milton.
     [1913 Webster]
     Syn: To exceed; excel; outdo; outstrip.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: distinguish oneself; "She excelled in math" [syn: excel,
           stand out, surpass]
      2: 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, outdo,
         surmount, outperform]
      3: 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" [syn: travel by, pass
         by, surpass, go past, go by, pass]
      4: be greater in scope or size than some standard; "Their
         loyalty exceeds their national bonds" [syn: exceed,
         transcend, surpass]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  62 Moby Thesaurus words for "surpass":
     bang, beat, best, better, cap, cob, ding, distance, eclipse,
     exceed, excel, get ahead of, go beyond, go one better,
     hold the field, improve on, leave behind, outclass, outdistance,
     outdo, outgo, outmatch, outpace, outperform, outpoint, outrange,
     outrank, outrival, outrun, outshine, outstep, outstrip, outtop,
     outvie, outweigh, overbalance, overbear, overcome, overpass,
     overreach, overrun, overshadow, overshoot, overshoot the mark,
     overstep, overtop, pass, perfect, predominate, preponderate,
     prevail, prevail over, put to shame, rank, shoot ahead of,
     steal a march, top, tower above, tower over, transcend, trump,

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