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surmount

sur·mount

surmount

 
 
pronunciation:
sr maUnt
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: surmounted, surmounting, surmounts
definition 1: to get over or past; overcome; conquer.
These were difficult problems, but with effort, we surmounted them.
similar words:
overcome
definition 2: to climb to the top of.
Few people have been able to surmount the peak.
similar words:
crown, scale, top
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derivation: surmountable (adj.)
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