Part of speech: verb

To mount above the top of; tower over; exceed.

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Usage examples "overtop":

  1. At this moment we have in very truth a democracy of letters, for while no mighty masters overtop the rest, the number of writers who stand on an equality of merit, who can produce one or more excellent stories, is very large. - "Studies in Literature and History", Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall.
  2. 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", Various.
  3. 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", Gertrude Atherton.