overtopping overtopping

Definition(s):

  • (v) look down on

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • There was some overtopping but obviously the wall itself still stands.

News

  • Forest model predicts canopy competition

    ( Brown University ) Scientists use measurements from airborne lasers to gauge changes in the height of trees in the forest. Tree height tells them things like how much carbon is being stored. But what accounts for height changes over time -- vertical growth or overtopping by a taller tree? A new statistical model helps researchers figure out what's really happening on the ground.
    on February 20, 2014     Source: EurekAlert!

Quotes

  1. Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana said, "We are worried about the overtopping of levees. Anytime you have you have got overtopping of a levee, you have got to be concerned about the risk to property. That worry gave way to work to the south. Crews...
    on Sep 1, 2008 By: Bobby Jindal Source: WLBT-TV

  2. "There is a real likelihood of getting some overtopping. Additionally, rain is a big factor here," said DHS chief Michael Chertoff about water pouring over the tops of the levees.
    on Aug 31, 2008 By: Michael Chertoff Source: ABC News

  3. "As the storm continues to pass us, it's going to start to whip waters and storm surge : through those canals and cause more overtopping," New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin said.
    on Sep 1, 2008 By: Ray Nagin Source: CBC.ca

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