Definitions for overreachˌoʊ vərˈritʃ
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word overreach
fail by aiming too high or trying too hard
outwit, overreach, outsmart, outfox, beat, circumvent(verb)
beat through cleverness and wit
"I beat the traffic"; "She outfoxed her competitors"
To defeat one's own purpose by trying to do too much or by trying too hard or with excessive eagerness; -- used reflexively; as, the candidate overreached himself by trying to plant false rumors, which backfired/
The act of striking the heel of the fore foot with the toe of the hind foot; -- said of horses.
The act of extending or reaching too far, overextension.
To reach above or beyond in any direction.
To deceive, or get the better of, by artifice or cunning; to outwit; to cheat.
To reach too far
To strike the toe of the hind foot against the heel or shoe of the forefoot; -- said of horses.
To sail on one tack farther than is necessary.
To cheat by cunning or deception.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I think, deep down, he believes the war on terror was a gross overreach.
This isn't about disputes between individuals, it's about government overreach.
We must always resist the overreach that comes when we make decisions based upon fear.
This decision is a critical victory in our fight against this onerous federal overreach.
This is not about discrimination, this is about empowering people to confront government overreach.
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