[ UK /ˌə‍ʊvəɹˈiːt‍ʃ/ ]
[ US /ˈoʊvɝˌɹitʃ/ ]
  1. fail by aiming too high or trying too hard
  2. beat through cleverness and wit
    She outfoxed her competitors
    I beat the traffic
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How To Use overreach In A Sentence

  • Occasionally, the author appears to overreach his material to draw premature conclusions.
  • Appears Maliki is learning some very undemocratic behavior from our very own “overreacher.” Think Progress » Hadley Ducks Question Over Whether Rumsfeld Suggestion Is ‘Cutting And Running’
  • More should be commenting or reporting on the McCain overreach regarding Georgia. On TV, A Parade of Hopefuls - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com
  • The latter was an example of overreach that made no sense from an American standpoint.
  • Could it be that the Parliament has overreached itself again?
  • I don't want to use the term 'overreach,' " Dunn told me, pausing for effect, "but the broad nature of the proposed regulations, both in terms of who they apply to, this gigantic universe of people, what they consider 'children's programming,' the unworkable, impracticable standards they use in their nutritional values - that's the issue. NPR Topics: News
  • The real problem is that the rhetoric currently focused on the band either treads water too obviously or overreaches in apparent hipness.
  • Then her eating of the red apple was premature; she had overreached herself.
  • The people who sustain the worst losses are usually those who overreach.
  • Executive overreach is a fact, and the NYT is merely reporting the fact. Think Progress » VIDEO: Snow Lashes Out at Media, Suggests NYT Has Undermined Americans’ ‘Right to Live’
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