verb (used with object), o·ver·topped, o·ver·top·ping.
- to rise over or above the top of: a skyscraper that overtops all the other buildings.
- to rise above in authority; take precedence over; override: No individual shall overtop the law.
- to surpass or excel: a rise in sales that overtopped everyone in the industry.
- a top, sometimes sleeveless, designed to be worn over another garment, as a shirt or dress.
- the rising of water over the top of a barrier
verb -tops, -topping or -topped (tr)
- to exceed in height
- to surpass; excel
- to rise over the top of
v.1560s, from over- + top (v.). Related: Overtopped; overtopping.