overpass

overpass

[n. oh-ver-pas, -pahs; v. oh-ver-pas, -pahs]
noun
1.
a road, pedestrian walkway, railroad, bridge, etc., crossing over some barrier, as another road or walkway.
verb (used with object), overpassed or overpast, overpassing.
2.
to pass over or traverse (a region, space, etc.): We had overpassed the frontier during the night.
3.
to pass beyond (specified limits, bounds, etc.); exceed; overstep; transgress: to overpass the bounds of good judgment.
4.
to get over (obstacles, difficulties, etc.); surmount: to overpass the early days of privation and uncertainty.
5.
to go beyond, exceed, or surpass: Greed had somehow overpassed humanitarianism.
6.
to pass through (time, experiences, etc.): to overpass one's apprenticeship.
7.
to overlook; ignore; disregard; omit: We could hardly overpass such grievous faults. The board overpassed him when promotions were awarded.
verb (used without object), overpassed or overpast, overpassing.
8.
to pass over; pass by: Under the bridge there was the din of cars overpassing.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English; see over-, pass

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overpass
 
n
1.  another name for flyover
 
vb , -passes, -passing, -passed
2.  to pass over, through, or across
3.  to exceed
4.  to get over
5.  to ignore

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overpass
"stretch of road that passes over another," 1929, Amer.Eng., from over + pass (v.).
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