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exceed

Pronunciation: /ɪkˈsiːd/

Translation of exceed in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (be greater than) exceder de, sobrepasar not exceeding 30 days que no exceda los 30 días, que no exceda de 30 días
    Example sentences
    • Duties on quantities exceeding the quotas will be gradually reduced until their full lifting in 2006-2007.
    • In the most populated areas of California, the cost of living far exceeds the national average.
    • The OPEC nations habitually cheat on each other by exceeding the production quotas that they agree to.
    1.2 (go beyond) [limit/minimum] rebasar, sobrepasar; [expectations/fears/hopes] superar [powers] [formal], excederse en, abusar de
    Example sentences
    • The noise levels are monitored, he said, and the range never exceeded the limits allowed in the Noise Pollution Regulations.
    • For this reason, drivers are allowed to exceed the speed limit on such calls.
    • It is within the Prime Minister's powers to exceed the speed limit, if she is on urgent public business.
    Example sentences
    • Walton expects economic growth to exceed the MPC's base case, due to buoyant exports and investment.
    • Year after year, economic and income growth exceeded prevailing, modest expectations.
    • This is for the first time in close to a decade that that economic growth has exceeded the 8 per cent mark.

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