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overpass

[n. oh-ver-pas, -pahs; v. oh-ver-pas, -pahs] /n. ˈoʊ vərˌpæs, -ˌpɑs; v. ˌoʊ vərˈpæs, -ˈpɑs/
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
1250-1300; Middle English; see over-, pass
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British Dictionary definitions for overpass

overpass

noun (ˈəʊvəˌpɑːs)
1.
another name for flyover (sense 1)
verb (transitive) (rare) (ˌəʊvəˈpɑːs) -passes, -passing, -passed
2.
to pass over, through, or across
3.
to exceed
4.
to get over
5.
to ignore
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Word Origin and History for overpass
n.

"stretch of road that passes over another," 1929, American English, from over- + pass (v.). + Overpass has been a verb since late 13c.

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