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 for overtop
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Overtop \O`ver*top"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Overtopped; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Overtopping.]
     1. To rise above the top of; to exceed in height; to tower
        above. "To o'ertop old Pelion." --Shak.
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     2. To go beyond; to transcend; to transgress.
        [1913 Webster]
              If kings presume to overtop the law by which they
              reign, . . . they are by law to be reduced into
              order.                                --Milton.
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     3. To make of less importance, or throw into the background,
        by superior excellence; to dwarf; to obscure. --Becon.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: look down on; "The villa dominates the town" [syn:
           dominate, command, overlook, overtop]

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