What does overreach mean?

Definitions for overreach
ˌoʊ vərˈritʃover·reach

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. overreachverb

    fail by aiming too high or trying too hard

  2. outwit, overreach, outsmart, outfox, beat, circumventverb

    beat through cleverness and wit

    "I beat the traffic"; "She outfoxed her competitors"


  1. Overreachverb

    To defeat one's own purpose by trying to do too much or by trying too hard or with excessive eagerness; -- used reflexively; as, the candidate overreached himself by trying to plant false rumors, which backfired/


  1. overreachnoun

    The act of striking the heel of the fore foot with the toe of the hind foot; -- said of horses.

  2. overreachnoun

    The act of extending or reaching too far, overextension.

  3. overreachverb

    To reach above or beyond in any direction.

  4. overreachverb

    To deceive, or get the better of, by artifice or cunning; to outwit; to cheat.

  5. overreachverb

    To reach too far

  6. overreachverb

    To strike the toe of the hind foot against the heel or shoe of the forefoot; -- said of horses.

  7. overreachverb

    To sail on one tack farther than is necessary.

  8. overreachverb

    To cheat by cunning or deception.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Overreach

    ō-vėr-rēch′, v.t. to reach or extend beyond: to cheat or get the better of.—v.i. to strike the hindfoot against the forefoot, as a horse.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of overreach in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of overreach in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of overreach in a Sentence

  1. Todd Russ:

    Oklahoma's at the point where we have decided we are drawing a line today and sidestepping the government’s overreach.

  2. Eric Schmitt:

    This continued government overreach is unacceptable and unconstitutional, especially in the face of a widely available vaccine, there is absolutely no scientific reason to continue to force children to wear a mask in school.

  3. Jeff Landry:

    I am alarmed by what appears to not only be multiple violations of both the State and Federal Constitutions, but also blatant government overreach by the school system, for anyone to conclude that a student's home is now school property because of connectivity through video conferencing is absurd... It is ludicrous for this All-American kid to be punished for taking responsible actions just as it is for his parents to be accused of neglect.

  4. Charles Krauthammer:

    He was told he has to show he thinks this is a problem. His problem since the day he took office, he never wanted to fight the war on terror, i think, deep down, he believes the war on terror was a gross overreach.

  5. Charles Krauthammer:

    It really is a very strong statement from the court about the unbelievable overreach of this president and his administration, it's not a decision that's standing out on its own. This is the culmination of a string of decisions from the courts rebuking the president and his administration for time after time exceeding its authority and stepping over the authority of the other branches.

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