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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 ?
I saw clearly the cultivated ranges, and the several mountain-chains that run parallel with the side, and the volcanoes that overtop Mouna-Rea, which rise 5,000 yards above the level of the sea.
At each period of growth all the growing twigs have tried to branch out on all sides, and to overtop and kill the surrounding twigs and branches, in the same manner as species and groups of species have tried to overmaster other species in the great battle for life.
It would overtop the Houses of Parliament, and even the Great Pyramid of Egypt.
It was which of us should overtop the other in sentiment.
There is use also of ambitious men, in pulling down the greatness of any subject that overtops; as Tiberius used Marco, in the pulling down of Sejanus.
It was hard to believe that that lofty wooded rampart on the left which so overtops the Jungfrau was not actually the higher of the two, but it was not, of course.
"And so lofty she is," said Sancho, "that she overtops me by more than a hand's-breadth."
The brow of the upland overtops the square tower of the Colebrook Church.
Campaigner, Elliot Blaauw, 66, of Inverness, said: "The Clyde will overtop in 20 years, so that's what the boat is for."
The Clyde will overtop in 20 years, that's what the boat is for, it's a symbol of the water rising."
Heavy rains from storms Gareth and Hannah caused the dam on the reservoir to overtop over the weekend, swamping 300 acres across four of Mr Jones farms between Montgomery and Welshpool.