To do or be better than; surpass.(verb-transitive)
To show superiority; surpass others.(verb-intransitive)
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Use "excel" in a sentence
"Not to mention that doing, say, solver in excel is slow on anything other than a fairly recent vintage PC."
"ITT Exelis is an energetic name that is derived from the word "excel," which is rooted in "ex," meaning "out in front" or "beyond.""
"Before I just had a single rather messy page in excel with stories down one side and markets across the top."