To pass over or beyond; to surpass.
- To go beyond or over (a limit or boundary); exceed or overstep: "to make sure that her characters didn't transgress the parameters of ordinariness” ( Ron Rosenbaum).
- To act in violation of (the law, for example).
- To commit an offense by violating a law or command; sin.
- To spread over land, especially over the land along a subsiding shoreline. Used of the sea.