surmount (

     v 1: get on top of; deal with successfully; "He overcame his
          shyness" [syn: overcome, get over, subdue, master]
     2: be on top of; "The scarf surmounted the gown"
     3: reach the highest point of; "We scaled the Mont Blanc" [syn:
     4: be or do something to a greater degree; "her performance
        surpasses that of any other student I know"; "She outdoes
        all other athletes"; "This exceeds all my expectations"
        [syn: surpass, outstrip, outmatch, outgo, exceed,