Overtop
Overtop O`ver*top", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overtopped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overtopping}.] 1. To rise above the top of; to exceed in height; to tower above. ``To o'ertop old Pelion.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To go beyond; to transcend; to transgress. [1913 Webster]

If kings presume to overtop the law by which they reign, . . . they are by law to be reduced into order. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To make of less importance, or throw into the background, by superior excellence; to dwarf; to obscure. --Becon. [1913 Webster]


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