Definitions for oversetˌoʊ vərˈsɛt; ˈoʊ vərˌsɛt
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o•ver•setˌoʊ vərˈsɛt; ˈoʊ vərˌsɛt(v.; n.)-set, -set•ting
(v.t.)to upset or overturn.
to throw into confusion.
to set excess type matter for.
(n.)an act or instance of oversetting.
Origin of overset:
To set over (something); to cover.
To overwhelm; to overthrow, defeat.
To physically disturb (someone); to make nauseous, upset.
To knock over, capsize, overturn.
To unbalance (a situation, state etc.); to confuse, to put into disarray.
to set (type or copy) in excess of what is needed; to set too much type for a given space.
Origin: From oversetten, from ofersettan, corresponding to , from uber + satjanan. Compare overzetten, übersetzen.
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