Definitions

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  • v. To overtop.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To overtop.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To reach above the top or summit of; rise above or be higher than; overtop; hence, to be or become more eminent than; excel.

Etymologies

out- +‎ top (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And there is no moment of growth in the individual life which can be compared in importance with the moment when a man begins to outtop his age, and to suggest the future evolution of humanity by his own genius.

    Oscar Wilde

  • Fishermen may possibly similarly have or make a fishing boat targa outtop that permits for standing below shelter while casting as well as angling.

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  • a ship or ships to the Baltic; and I believe that my father, whose energy soon began to outtop that of all the very large family, went in one of these ships at a very early age as a supercargo, an appointment then, I think, common.

    The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3) 1809-1859

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