surmount-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: Deal with successfully, perhaps outperforming others.

He surmounted his shyness.
This surmounts all of my expectations.
This car surmounts all other in its class.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: surmount.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 4

Sense Number 2: (Cause to) be on top of something.

Cherries surmounted John's giant dessert.
The scarf surmounted the gown.
We surmounted the Mont Blanc.

VerbNet: contiguous_location-47.8
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: surmount.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 3