[ US /ˈoʊvɝˌʃut/ ]
[ UK /ˌə‍ʊvəʃˈuːt/ ]
  1. an approach that fails and gives way to another attempt
  1. aim too high
    The plan overshoots its aim
  2. shoot beyond or over (a target)
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How To Use overshoot In A Sentence

  • The plan overshoots its aim
  • This means that if you decide to follow this meter, you'll typically overshoot your target (especially deadly on short par 3 holes) or you'll undershoot badly (really painful on putts when you have to make par).
  • The department may overshoot its cash limit this year.
  • The team found that in the previous two decades industrial society had gone into overshoot - the term environmental scientists use for a population of living things that is consuming vital resources so extravagantly that the ability of their environment to keep supporting them is at risk. P2P Foundation
  • Late start and overshooting the stipulated time limit appear to be a thing of the past.
  • PI controller made the respond speed faster and the overshoot less.
  • He had mechanical problems which forced him to make four bike changes, and then he crashed for a second time, overshooting a bend and tumbling into the undergrowth.
  • The only viable option was to curtail current spending to meet the new economic conditions and to adjust to the overshoot of the last two years.
  • Bryan Talbot's Alice in Sunderland is probably the single weirdest graphic novel I've ever enjoyed (there's weirder stuff out there, but it overshoots enjoyability). Boing Boing
  • Even then, admits one of the organisers, all the food is tinned because buying fresh fruit and vegetables would overshoot the budget of around £6 per parcel.
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