Definitions for overextendˌoʊ vər ɪkˈstɛnd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•ver•ex•tendˌoʊ vər ɪkˈstɛnd(v.t.)

  1. to extend or expand beyond a proper, safe, or reasonable point.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. to obligate (oneself) to more activities than one has time or resources for.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of overextend:


o`ver•ex•ten′sion-ˈstɛn ʃən(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. overstrain, overextend(verb)

    strain excessively

    "He overextended himself when he accepted the additional assignment"


  1. overextend(Verb)

    To expand or extend to an excessive degree, especially to do so beyond a safe limit


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