overextend

[ UK /ˌə‍ʊvəɹɛkstˈɛnd/ ]
[ US /ˌoʊvɝɪkˈstɛnd/ ]
VERB
  1. strain excessively
    He overextended himself when he accepted the additional assignment
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How To Use overextend In A Sentence

  • There should be a mark showing the safe limit for the height of the seat - go beyond that, and it could be dangerous because the seat is overextended and so not very strong.
  • Today, the state is likely to be seen as the lesser of privacy-invading evils, and even as a source of protection for our privacy, rather than as an entity that should not be allowed to overextend its reach into our private lives.
  • Just don't be tempted to overextend yourself. The Sun
  • But at times I found the exposition a bit overextended and reiterative and the family clashes underdramatized.
  • Problems arise because drug names sound alike, prescriptions are illegible and pharmacists are overextended.
  • I think our credit has been overextended to diversify.
  • If your staff is overworked or overextended, it will inevitably show in their attitudes toward customers.
  • You don't have to overextend yourself. Times, Sunday Times
  • In the new version, the banker is a Wall Street CEO He overextends mortgages, he loses the bank, and when things go under, he uses his get-out-of-jail-for-free card.
  • Her shoulders were overextended, which could cause brachial nerve damage.
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