- To extend beyond or outside of: The river exceeded its banks. (verb-transitive)
- To be greater than; surpass: "a horror of the spirit that cannot be exceeded at the hour of birth or death” ( Robert Louis Stevenson). (verb-transitive)
- To go beyond the limits of: exceeded my allowance. See Synonyms at excel. (verb-transitive)
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