Definitions for overstepˌoʊ vərˈstɛp

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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"

GCIDE

  1. Overstep(v. t.)

    To step over or beyond; to transgress; as, to overstep the bounds of propriety. Shak.

  2. Origin: [AS. ofersteppan.]

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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