[ UK /ˌə‍ʊvəstˈɛp/ ]
[ US /ˈoʊvɝˌstɛp/ ]
  1. pass beyond (limits or boundaries)
  2. be superior or better than some standard
    She exceeded our expectations
    She topped her performance of last year
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How To Use overstep In A Sentence

  • He has overstepped the bounds of acceptable behaviour.
  • But next day when the cobbler ventured to criticise the legs, the painter came forth from his hiding-place and recommended the cobbler to stick to the shoes -- advice which in the words of the Latin version of the story also has been adopted as a proverb, _Ne sutor ultra crepidam_ ( "Let not the shoemaker overstep his last"). Little Folks (November 1884) A Magazine for the Young
  • He overstepped the mark and we had no option but to suspend him.
  • I think he overstepped the line. Times, Sunday Times
  • Most serious of all is that our political leaders repeatedly overstepped the scope of their constitutionally prescribed jobs.
  • When I saw a Negro walking down the street I knew what it was like to have people look at you, watch what you're doing, watch close if you 'overstep' the line. Caught in the Crossfire: Adrian Scott and the Politics of Americanism in 1940s Hollywood
  • Thomas, obedient to codes of privacy, didn't want to overstep the line.
  • Is that what you call overstepping the mark a trifle? Woman on Her Own, False Gods and The Red Robe Three Plays By Brieux
  • In newspaper articles she consistently upbraided those in authority who overstepped their limits.
  • Gee, how else would a spokesman for the real party of treason, the Republicans, answer a charge that this criminal administration has once again overstepped the law so badly that even their own Kangaroo Court is voting against them! Think Progress » Lott: Supreme Court Decision Is ‘Ridiculous and Outrageous,’ Has Our Enemies ‘Laughing At Us’
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