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superare

Translation of superare in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 2 (oltrepassare)
    to go past (luogo)
    (passare da un parte all'altra)
    to cross, to clear (fossato, fiume, ponte, colle, frontiera, soglia)
    to get through (barriera)
    to get over, to clear (muro)
    superare un ostacolo
    to clear a hurdle [figurato]
    superare il traguardo
    to cross the (finishing) line
    quando avrete superato il paese, girate a destra
    when you've gone through the village, turn right
    l'astista ha superato i sei metri
    the pole vaulter cleared six metres
    avere superato la quarantina
    to be over o past forty
    superare il limite del 10%
    to pass the 10% mark
    superare i limiti
    to go too far
    superare i limiti di velocità
    to exceed o break the speed limit
    superare i limiti della decenza
    to cross the bounds of decency
    superare un periodo difficile
    to get through a difficult period
    i risultati superano le nostre aspettative
    the results exceed our expectations
    abbiamo superato le difficoltà principali
    we have got over the basic difficulties
    superare una crisi
    to overcome a crisis
    le delusioni, i problemi si superano
    disappointments, problems can be overcome
  • 4 (essere superiore rispetto a)
    to be ahead of, to outstrip, to surpass
    superare qualcuno in crudeltà, in stupidità
    to be crueller, more stupid than somebody, to surpass somebody in cruelty, stupidity

also: superarsi verbo pronominale

  • 2 (l'un l'altro)
    to overtake each other
    i concorrenti si superavano a vicenda
    the competitors kept overtaking each other

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