[oh-ver-reech] /ˌoʊ vərˈritʃ/
verb (used with object)
to or extend over or beyond:
The shelf overreached the nook and had to be planed down.
to go beyond, as a thing aimed at or sought:
an arrow that had overreached the target.
to stretch to excess, as by a straining effort:
to overreach one’s arm and strain a muscle.
to defeat (oneself) by overdoing matters, often by excessive eagerness or cunning:
In trying to promote disunity he had overreached himself.
to strain or exert (oneself or itself) to the point of exceeding the purpose.
to get the better of, especially by deceit or trickery; outwit:
Every time you deal with them you wonder if they’re overreaching you.
Obsolete. to overpower.
verb (used without object)
to or extend over something.
to too far:
In grabbing for the rope he overreached and fell.
to cheat others.
(of a running or walking horse) to strike, or strike and injure, the forefoot with the hind foot.
Nautical. to sail on a tack longer than is desirable or was intended; overstand.
(transitive) to defeat or thwart (oneself) by attempting to do or gain too much
(transitive) to aim for but miss by going too far or attempting too much
to get the better of (a person) by trickery
(transitive) to reach or extend beyond or over
(intransitive) to reach or go too far
(intransitive) (of a horse) to strike the back of a forefoot with the edge of the opposite hind foot
c.1300, “to reach above or beyond” (transitive), from over- + reach (v.). Meaning “to extend over something, to cover it” is from c.1400. Sense of “to reach beyond one’s strength” is from 1560s. As a noun from 1550s. Related: Overreached; overreaching.
[oh-ver-reech] /ˌoʊ vərˈritʃ/ verb (used with object) 1. to or extend over or beyond: The shelf overreached the nook and had to be planed down. 2. to go beyond, as a thing aimed at or sought: an arrow that had overreached the target. 3. to stretch to excess, as by a straining effort: to overreach […]
[oh-ver-muhch] /ˈoʊ vərˈmʌtʃ/ adjective, noun, adverb 1. too : He didn’t show overmuch concern. We tried not to regret it overmuch. [men-ee] /ˈmɛn i/ adjective, more, most. 1. constituting or forming a large number; numerous: many people. 2. noting each one of a large number (usually followed by a or an): For many a day […]
[oh-ver-moj-uh-ley-shuh n] /ˈoʊ vərˌmɒdʒ əˈleɪ ʃən/ noun, Radio. 1. excessive , resulting in distortion of a signal.
[oh-ver-ree-akt] /ˌoʊ vər riˈækt/ verb (used without object) 1. to or respond more strongly than is necessary or appropriate. /ˌəʊvərɪˈækt/ verb 1. (intransitive) to react excessively to something v. also overreact, 1961, from over- + react (v.). First attested in Lewis Mumford. Related: Over-reacting; overreacting; over-reaction. overreact o·ver·re·act (ō’vər-rē-ākt’) v. o·ver·re·act·ed, o·ver·re·act·ing, o·ver·re·acts To react […]