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go beyond

Meaning: to be more than, better than, more advanced than, etc.

Synonym: exceed (formal), surpass (formal)

For example:

  • go beyond sth The actual cost of making his movies nearly always goes beyond the original budget.

  • go (far/way) beyond sth Her dreams of fame and success always went far beyond what a girl from New Jersey would normally expect from life.

Quick Quiz:

The building's construction period went beyond the two years originally scheduled. It took
  1. over two years
  2. under two years
  3. about two years

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