What does the word overtop mean?

Usage examples for overtop

  1. It is discreditable to us as a Nation that our merchant marine should be utterly insignificant in comparison to that of other nations which we overtop in other forms of business. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  2. She had long since ceased to carry her spine in a tubercular droop and when she chose she could draw her body up until it seemed to elongate like the neck of a giraffe, and overtop Mortimer or whoever happened to have incurred her wrath. – The Sisters-In-Law by Gertrude Atherton