[v. oh-ver-top; n. oh-ver-top]
verb (used with object), overtopped, overtopping.
to rise over or above the top of: a skyscraper that overtops all the other buildings.
to rise above in authority; take precedence over; override: No individual shall overtop the law.
to surpass or excel: a rise in sales that overtopped everyone in the industry.
a top, sometimes sleeveless, designed to be worn over another garment, as a shirt or dress.

1555–65; over- + top1

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overtop (ˌəʊvəˈtɒp)
vb , -tops, -topping, -topped
1.  to exceed in height
2.  to surpass; excel
3.  to rise over the top of

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Example sentences
Flowers are about a half inch long, white with purple bases, and produce
  numerous stamens that overtop the petals.
Long narrow leaves arise mostly from the base of the stem but do not overtop
  the flowers.
Leaves are smooth, and slightly overtop the flowers.
In more serious flood events, levees can fail or overtop.
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