Overpass



[noun oh-ver-pas, -pahs; verb oh-ver-pas, -pahs] /noun ˈoʊ vərˌpæs, -ˌpɑs; verb ˌoʊ vərˈpæs, -ˈpɑs/

noun
1.
a road, pedestrian walkway, railroad, bridge, etc., crossing over some barrier, as another road or walkway.
verb (used with object), overpassed or overpast, overpassing.
2.
to over or traverse (a region, space, etc.):
We had overpassed the frontier during the night.
3.
to beyond (specified limits, bounds, etc.); exceed; overstep; transgress:
to overpass the bounds of good judgment.
4.
to get over (obstacles, difficulties, etc.); surmount:
to overpass the early days of privation and uncertainty.
5.
to go beyond, exceed, or surpass:
Greed had somehow overpassed humanitarianism.
6.
to through (time, experiences, etc.):
to overpass one’s apprenticeship.
7.
to overlook; ignore; disregard; omit:
We could hardly overpass such grievous faults. The board overpassed him when promotions were awarded.
verb (used without object), overpassed or overpast, overpassing.
8.
to over; by:
Under the bridge there was the din of cars overpassing.
noun (ˈəʊvəˌpɑːs)
1.
another name for flyover (sense 1)
verb (transitive) (rare) (ˌəʊvəˈpɑːs) -passes, -passing, -passed
2.
to pass over, through, or across
3.
to exceed
4.
to get over
5.
to ignore
n.

“stretch of road that passes over another,” 1929, American English, from over- + pass (v.). + Overpass has been a verb since late 13c.

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