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    surpass, outreach, outperform, exceed

    In Greek for all these verbs we just have one verb that can be used interchangeably in the cases:
    1. The horsepower of car A outperforms that of car B
    2. Supply of housed exceed the corresponding demand
    3. The profitability of project A surpasses that of project B
    4. She had to outreach her opponent to win the fencing match.

    The word превышать can do the "dirty" work of translating everything effectively?
    Чем больше слов, тем меньше они стоят.

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    4 превосходить (превзойти). Person cannot превышать another person. Превосходить, быть лучше, быть сильнее,... should be used.
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    "Невозможно передать смысл иностранной фразы, не разрушив при этом её первоначальную структуру."

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    If you want to improve yourself you must exceed your limits!
    Google translate gives me: перегнать?
    How about переходить пределы?
    Чем больше слов, тем меньше они стоят.

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    When it comes to limits, Russians say: выходить за пределы or выходить за рамки.

    I'd use:

    Если вы хотите становиться лучше, то вам необходимо выходить за собственные пределы.

    Something like that.
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    выходить за собственные пределы
    Never heard such kind of phrase, but there is a set phrase "превосходить(превзойти) себя".
    Indeed, now I see Превосходить as a very versatile word, even better than превышать.
    "Невозможно передать смысл иностранной фразы, не разрушив при этом её первоначальную структуру."

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxmixiv View Post
    Never heard such kind of phrase, but there is a set phrase "превосходить(превзойти) себя".
    That's because you haven't tried that yet

    https://www.google.ru/webhp?sourceid...B5%D0%BB%D1%8B

    I don't like the phrase as well, but there you go. Also превзойти себя doesn't necessarily mean that you surpassed your limits. Wording is important in this philosophical BS.
    I do not claim that my opinion is absolutely true.
    If you've spotted any mistake in my English, please, correct it. I want to be aware of any mistakes to efficiently eliminate them before they become a habit.

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