Definition of 'surmount'
Example sentences containing 'surmount'
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An ability to surmount the tribulations that would destroy any ordinary man. THE TOUCH OF INNOCENTS (1994)But he had a wife who, from the other side, reinforced in the Minister a resistance that Leonidas would never surmount. COUP D'ETAT (1994)Bardo, however, thought that the tower's sharp angles and rectilinearity made for the wrong shape with which to surmount his cathedral. THE BROKEN GOD (1994)
Katsuodo despised everything Western; he was never able to surmount his humiliation at his country's defeat in the war of the Pacific. FLOATING CITY (1994)
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Translations for 'surmount'
British English: surmount VERB
If you surmount a problem or difficulty, you deal successfully with it.
I realized I had to surmount the language barrier.
Definition of surmount from the Collins English Dictionary
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