A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to be better)
a. superar
Our school surpassed all the rest at the track and field competition.Nuestra escuela superó a todas las demás en la competencia de atletismo.
b. aventajar
Valerie surpasses everyone with her mathematical knowledge.Valerie aventaja a todos en lo que a conocimientos matemáticos se refiere.
2. (to improve)
a. superarse
You have surpassed yourself with this cake.Con este pastel te has superado a ti misma.
3. (to go beyond)
a. superar
The movie really surpassed my expectations.La película verdaderamente superó mis expectativas.
b. sobrepasar
My accountant said that fixed expenses should not surpass 50% of my income.El contador me dijo que mis gastos fijos no deben sobrepasar el 50% de mis ingresos.
c. rebasar
Drew has already surpassed the record set in 1985, and he's only in his first year on the team.Drew ya rebasó el récord establecido en 1985, y es solo su primer año en el equipo.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (rival)
a. aventajar, sobrepasar
2. (expectation, record)
a. superar
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surpass [sɜːˈpɑːs]
transitive verb
(go above) [+amount, level, record] superar; sobrepasar
profits are expected to surpass last year's £2 billion
(go beyond) [+expectations] rebasar; superar
he has never been surpassed in his mastery of the violin su maestría al violín nunca ha sido superada
it surpasses my comprehension
to surpass o.s. superarse a sí mismo; pasarse (de la raya)
the special effects experts surpassed themselves with Jurassic Park he surpassed himself with 86 wickets
I know you're tactless, but this time you've surpassed yourself! sabía que no eras muy discreto, pero esta vez sí que te has pasado
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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