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overpass (plural overpasses) (US)
- A section of a road or path that crosses over an obstacle, especially another road, railway, etc.
- The homeless man had built a little shelter, complete with cook-stove, beneath a concrete overpass.
A section of a road or path that crosses over an obstacle, especially another road, railway, etc
- To pass above something, as when flying or moving on a higher road.
- Gillian watched the overpassing shoppers on the second floor of the mall, as she relaxed in the bench on the ground floor.
- (transitive) To exceed, overstep, or transcend a limit, threshold, or goal.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Robert Browning to this entry?)
- Marshall was really overpassing his authority when he ordered the security guards to fire their tasers at the trespassers.
- The precocious student had really overpassed her peers, and was reading books written for children several years older.
- (transitive) To disregard, skip, or miss something.
- "Don't overpass those cheeses; they're really quite excellent!" gushed Terry, pointing to the buffet table.
- All the beauties of the East / He slightly viewed and slightly overpassed.