[verb oh-ver-top; noun oh-ver-top] /verb ˌoʊ vərˈtɒp; noun ˈoʊ vərˌtɒp/

verb (used with object), overtopped, overtopping.
to rise over or above the of:
a skyscraper that overtops all the other buildings.
to rise above in authority; take precedence over; override:
No individual shall overtop the law.
to surpass or excel:
a rise in sales that overtopped everyone in the industry.
a top, sometimes sleeveless, designed to be worn over another garment, as a shirt or dress.
the rising of water over the top of a barrier
verb (transitive) -tops, -topping, -topped
to exceed in height
to surpass; excel
to rise over the top of

1560s, from over- + top (v.). Related: Overtopped; overtopping.


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