Definitions for overstepˌoʊ vərˈstɛp
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o•ver•stepˌoʊ vərˈstɛp(v.t.)-stepped, -step•ping.
to go beyond; exceed:
to overstep one's authority.
Origin of overstep:
transgress, trespass, overstep(verb)
pass beyond (limits or boundaries)
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"
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.
Origin: over- + step
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