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surpass (someone or something) in (something)

To do better than someone or something else in some activity, aspect, or deed. I trained her in this profession, and she surpassed me in it faster than I could have ever anticipated. The new model surpasses its predecessor in the sharpness of its camera's images, but beyond that, there's isn't much new to write home about.
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surpass (oneself)

To do better in some activity or deed than one has ever been able to accomplish. The president has surpassed himself with this State of the Union address, delivering one of the most powerful and inspiring speeches in recent memory. Congratulations, team, each and everyone of you surpassed yourselves on this project!
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surpass someone or something in something

to exceed someone or something in some deed or quality. I will never be able to surpass Jill in speed or agility. My car surpasses yours in almost every respect.
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surpass oneself

To do the best that one ever has done at a given activity.
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Chicago's O'Hare International Surpasses Atlanta As Busiest Airport in Terms of Air Traffic.
He stresses also that even the best philosophy is not the last word in our knowledge of ultimately reality; that there is a knowledge which surpasses by far even the best that philosophy can do.
The original frontage of Shanghai was, I believe, based on that of Liverpool, and, after seeing Shanghai recently, I have to say that this now far surpasses that of Liverpool.
Overall, he points out, the $400 million in operating income generated by DCP in the first three quarters of the current fiscal year surpasses the $386 million generated in all of 2000.
"This output significantly surpasses our original budget for 2003," said the company.
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