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o·ver·top

 (ō′vər-tŏp′)
tr.v. o·ver·topped, o·ver·top·ping, o·ver·tops
1. To extend or rise over or beyond the top of; tower above.
2. To take precedence over; override: "Religion overtopped the common affairs of life" (Albert C. Baugh).
3. To be greater or better than; surpass.

overtop

(ˌəʊvəˈtɒp)
vb (tr) , -tops, -topping or -topped
1. to exceed in height
2. to surpass; excel
3. to rise over the top of

o•ver•top

(ˌoʊ vərˈtɒp)

v.t. -topped, -top•ping.
1. to rise above the top of.
2. to rise above in authority.
3. to surpass or excel.
[1555–65]

overtop


Past participle: overtopped
Gerund: overtopping

Imperative
overtop
overtop
Present
I overtop
you overtop
he/she/it overtops
we overtop
you overtop
they overtop
Preterite
I overtopped
you overtopped
he/she/it overtopped
we overtopped
you overtopped
they overtopped
Present Continuous
I am overtopping
you are overtopping
he/she/it is overtopping
we are overtopping
you are overtopping
they are overtopping
Present Perfect
I have overtopped
you have overtopped
he/she/it has overtopped
we have overtopped
you have overtopped
they have overtopped
Past Continuous
I was overtopping
you were overtopping
he/she/it was overtopping
we were overtopping
you were overtopping
they were overtopping
Past Perfect
I had overtopped
you had overtopped
he/she/it had overtopped
we had overtopped
you had overtopped
they had overtopped
Future
I will overtop
you will overtop
he/she/it will overtop
we will overtop
you will overtop
they will overtop
Future Perfect
I will have overtopped
you will have overtopped
he/she/it will have overtopped
we will have overtopped
you will have overtopped
they will have overtopped
Future Continuous
I will be overtopping
you will be overtopping
he/she/it will be overtopping
we will be overtopping
you will be overtopping
they will be overtopping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overtopping
you have been overtopping
he/she/it has been overtopping
we have been overtopping
you have been overtopping
they have been overtopping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overtopping
you will have been overtopping
he/she/it will have been overtopping
we will have been overtopping
you will have been overtopping
they will have been overtopping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overtopping
you had been overtopping
he/she/it had been overtopping
we had been overtopping
you had been overtopping
they had been overtopping
Conditional
I would overtop
you would overtop
he/she/it would overtop
we would overtop
you would overtop
they would overtop
Past Conditional
I would have overtopped
you would have overtopped
he/she/it would have overtopped
we would have overtopped
you would have overtopped
they would have overtopped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.overtop - look down on; "The villa dominates the town"
lie - be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position
dwarf, overshadow, shadow - make appear small by comparison; "This year's debt dwarfs that of last year"
Translations

overtop

[ˌəʊvəˈtɒp] VTdescollar sobre
References in classic literature ?
Observing a high peak which overtopped the rest, he climbed it, and discovered from the summit a pass about nine miles long, but so heavily piled with snow, that it seemed impracticable.
But there was a moment when he so outshone and overtopped all other divinities in my worship that I was effectively his alone, as I have been the helpless and, as it were, hypnotized devotee of three or four others of the very great.
In this snow many of the shanties of the abandoned mining camp were obliterated, (a sailor might have said they had gone down) and at irregular intervals it had overtopped the tall trestles which had once supported a river called a flume; for, of course, "flume" is flumen.
With him lived his two daughters, who overtopped him head and shoulders, and a pasty-faced, lean boy of six, languishing in the dark rooms in blue cotton overalls and clumsy boots, who might have belonged to either one of them or to neither.
And the population of China overtopped this tremendous total by
Bowing from his great height, which overtopped even the Oriental's, he said with placid impudence:
The USGS model adds information about the beach slope and dune height to predict how high waves and surge will move up the beach and whether the protective dunes will be eroded of overtopped.
He said Tuesday that "the dams are designed not to be overtopped through the use of auxiliary spillways.
The original bridge contributed to the deluge five years ago after the River Elwy overtopped its banks submerging 400 properties.
He said earth dams like his were made of clay and rock and were very wide at their base: "When overtopped they fail by a gradual erosion of the downstream face releasing water over time.
The current bridge is overtopped occasionally by the stream and is failing because of scour of the fill material around the culverts.
Nearly a third of all the homes in the parish have after floodwater overtopped a levee along the Amite River, the Baton Rouge Advocate says.