overtopped overtopped

Definition(s):

  • (v) look down on

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Picture New Orleans when the levees overtopped; now picture the flooding going global.
  2. Now the Chrysler Building is overtopped by the Empire State and the automobile industry is pinioned on the rock of hard times.
  3. But the Farm issue temporarily overtopped the Constitution.

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Quotes

  1. "We just have to recognise the intensity of the volume of water that's come down and that has resulted in flooding that, even with the best defences in the world, would in some cases have been overtopped," Benn told the BBC. "The Environment...
    on Jul 24, 2007 By: Hilary Benn Source: AllAfrica.com

  2. Jindal said New Orleans' levees should "barely hold or barely be overtopped" if the storm, as predicted Sunday evening, hit southwest of the city.
    on Aug 30, 2008 By: Bobby Jindal Source: CNN

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