overextend


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o·ver·ex·tend

 (ō′vər-ĭk-stĕnd′)
tr.v. o·ver·ex·tend·ed, o·ver·ex·tend·ing, o·ver·ex·tends
1. To expand or disperse beyond a safe or reasonable limit: overextended their defenses.
2. To obligate (oneself) beyond a limit, especially a financial one.

o′ver·ex·ten′sion n.

overextend

(ˌəʊvərɪkˈstɛnd)
vb (tr)
to extend (something) too far

o•ver•ex•tend

(ˌoʊ vər ɪkˈstɛnd)

v.t.
1. to extend or expand beyond a proper, safe, or reasonable point.
2. to obligate (oneself) to more activities than one has time or resources for.
[1935–40]
o`ver•ex•ten′sion (-ˈstɛn ʃən) n.

overextend


Past participle: overextended
Gerund: overextending

Imperative
overextend
overextend
Present
I overextend
you overextend
he/she/it overextends
we overextend
you overextend
they overextend
Preterite
I overextended
you overextended
he/she/it overextended
we overextended
you overextended
they overextended
Present Continuous
I am overextending
you are overextending
he/she/it is overextending
we are overextending
you are overextending
they are overextending
Present Perfect
I have overextended
you have overextended
he/she/it has overextended
we have overextended
you have overextended
they have overextended
Past Continuous
I was overextending
you were overextending
he/she/it was overextending
we were overextending
you were overextending
they were overextending
Past Perfect
I had overextended
you had overextended
he/she/it had overextended
we had overextended
you had overextended
they had overextended
Future
I will overextend
you will overextend
he/she/it will overextend
we will overextend
you will overextend
they will overextend
Future Perfect
I will have overextended
you will have overextended
he/she/it will have overextended
we will have overextended
you will have overextended
they will have overextended
Future Continuous
I will be overextending
you will be overextending
he/she/it will be overextending
we will be overextending
you will be overextending
they will be overextending
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overextending
you have been overextending
he/she/it has been overextending
we have been overextending
you have been overextending
they have been overextending
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overextending
you will have been overextending
he/she/it will have been overextending
we will have been overextending
you will have been overextending
they will have been overextending
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overextending
you had been overextending
he/she/it had been overextending
we had been overextending
you had been overextending
they had been overextending
Conditional
I would overextend
you would overextend
he/she/it would overextend
we would overextend
you would overextend
they would overextend
Past Conditional
I would have overextended
you would have overextended
he/she/it would have overextended
we would have overextended
you would have overextended
they would have overextended
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.overextend - strain excessively; "He overextended himself when he accepted the additional assignment"
strain, extend - use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity; "He really extended himself when he climbed Kilimanjaro"; "Don't strain your mind too much"
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However, Jensen says the city is being careful not to overextend its offerings, and is being mindful to preserve sufficient land for future airport expansions.
Stick to your plan and your budget, otherwise you'll overextend yourself, and before long, you'll be in over your head.
Seven years may be how long it takes for a given class of investors to forget about the risk of a crash, to decide exuberantly that they are living in a new world, and to overextend themselves.