Definition of overpass in English:

overpass

Syllabification: o·ver·pass

noun

Pronunciation: /ˈōvərˌpas
 
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  • A bridge by which a road or railroad passes over another.
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    • It also involves dismounting to clear bridges, under bridges, overpasses, signs, culverts and guard rails.
    • He said registration officials would have a hard time registering eligible voters living in slums or under bridges and overpasses.
    • This involves what's called surface infrastructure, and so you're talking about bridges, roads, overpasses, possibly the reconstruction or refurbishment of ports and so forth.

verb

Pronunciation: /ˌōvərˈpas
 
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  • 1Pass over; traverse.
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    • She had never been more than 5 miles out of Bennett but they had overpassed that mark earlier that day.
    • Also, UVB satellite data is available, at least for a given moment of the day in each region overpassed by the satellite.
    • Everyone overpassed it. It was just an overlooked, overpassed sewer hole in the middle of a great, seething civilization.
  • 1.1Surpass: a capacity to overpass old limits
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    • Sometimes we overpassed, we overdid things, but our hard work paid off later.
    • Wherefore also he used to overpass by a very great deal the lines marked out, in every way springing higher than the very heaven.
    • Today I returned and overpassed my normal training loads.

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