Definitions for overstepˌoʊ vərˈstɛp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•ver•stepˌoʊ vərˈstɛp(v.t.)-stepped, -step•ping.

  1. to go beyond; exceed:

    to overstep one's authority.

Origin of overstep:

bef. 1000

Princeton's WordNet

  1. transgress, trespass, overstep(verb)

    pass beyond (limits or boundaries)

  2. exceed, transcend, overstep, pass, go past, top(verb)

    be superior or better than some standard

    "She exceeded our expectations"; "She topped her performance of last year"

Wiktionary

  1. overstep(Verb)

    To go too far beyond (a limit); especially, to cross boundaries or exceed norms or conventions.

    That color scheme really oversteps the bounds of good taste.

  2. Origin: over- + step

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