To go beyond the limits of
To be greater or better than
In the Northern Alps the pine forests rarely surpass the limit of 6000 ft.
The eagles comprise many species, but none to surpass the golden eagle of Europe.
For a couple of centuries Lydgate's reputation equalled, if it did not surpass, that of his master.
Their love could surpass any distance that was put between them.
The Roman remains of Verona surpass those of any other city of northern Italy.