Definitions for overreachˌoʊ vərˈritʃ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to reach or extend over or beyond.
to exceed (a goal) by excessive effort.
to defeat (oneself) by excessive eagerness.
to strain (oneself) to the point of exceeding a purpose.
to get the better of, esp. by deceit or trickery; outwit.
(v.i.)to reach or extend over something.
to reach too far.
to cheat others.
(of a horse) to strike the forefoot with the hind foot.
Origin of 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"
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.