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o·ver·reach

 (ō′vər-rēch′)
v. o·ver·reached, o·ver·reach·ing, o·ver·reach·es
v.tr.
1. To reach or extend over or beyond.
2. To miss by reaching too far or attempting too much: overreach a goal.
3. To defeat (oneself) by going too far or by doing or trying to gain too much.
4. To get the better of, especially by deceitful cleverness; outwit.
v.intr.
1. To reach or go too far.
2. To overreach oneself.
3. To outwit or cheat others.
4. To strike the front part of a hind foot against the rear or side part of a forefoot or foreleg on the same side of the body. Used of a horse.

o′ver·reach′ n.
o′ver·reach′er n.

overreach

(ˌəʊvəˈriːtʃ)
vb
1. (tr) to defeat or thwart (oneself) by attempting to do or gain too much
2. (tr) to aim for but miss by going too far or attempting too much
3. to get the better of (a person) by trickery
4. (tr) to reach or extend beyond or over
5. (intr) to reach or go too far
6. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) (intr) (of a horse) to strike the back of a forefoot with the edge of the opposite hind foot

o•ver•reach

(ˌoʊ vərˈritʃ)
v.t.
1. to reach or extend over or beyond.
2. to exceed (a goal) by excessive effort.
3. to defeat (oneself) by excessive eagerness.
4. to strain (oneself) to the point of exceeding a purpose.
5. to get the better of, esp. by deceit or trickery; outwit.
v.i.
6. to reach or extend over something.
7. to reach too far.
8. to cheat others.
9. (of a horse) to strike the forefoot with the hind foot.
[1250–1300]
o`ver•reach′er, n.

overreach


Past participle: overreached
Gerund: overreaching

Imperative
overreach
overreach
Present
I overreach
you overreach
he/she/it overreaches
we overreach
you overreach
they overreach
Preterite
I overreached
you overreached
he/she/it overreached
we overreached
you overreached
they overreached
Present Continuous
I am overreaching
you are overreaching
he/she/it is overreaching
we are overreaching
you are overreaching
they are overreaching
Present Perfect
I have overreached
you have overreached
he/she/it has overreached
we have overreached
you have overreached
they have overreached
Past Continuous
I was overreaching
you were overreaching
he/she/it was overreaching
we were overreaching
you were overreaching
they were overreaching
Past Perfect
I had overreached
you had overreached
he/she/it had overreached
we had overreached
you had overreached
they had overreached
Future
I will overreach
you will overreach
he/she/it will overreach
we will overreach
you will overreach
they will overreach
Future Perfect
I will have overreached
you will have overreached
he/she/it will have overreached
we will have overreached
you will have overreached
they will have overreached
Future Continuous
I will be overreaching
you will be overreaching
he/she/it will be overreaching
we will be overreaching
you will be overreaching
they will be overreaching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overreaching
you have been overreaching
he/she/it has been overreaching
we have been overreaching
you have been overreaching
they have been overreaching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overreaching
you will have been overreaching
he/she/it will have been overreaching
we will have been overreaching
you will have been overreaching
they will have been overreaching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overreaching
you had been overreaching
he/she/it had been overreaching
we had been overreaching
you had been overreaching
they had been overreaching
Conditional
I would overreach
you would overreach
he/she/it would overreach
we would overreach
you would overreach
they would overreach
Past Conditional
I would have overreached
you would have overreached
he/she/it would have overreached
we would have overreached
you would have overreached
they would have overreached
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.overreach - fail by aiming too high or trying too hard
go wrong, miscarry, fail - be unsuccessful; "Where do today's public schools fail?"; "The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably"
2.overreach - beat through cleverness and witoverreach - beat through cleverness and wit; "I beat the traffic"; "She outfoxed her competitors"
beat, beat out, vanquish, trounce, crush, shell - come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"
outdo, outgo, outmatch, outperform, outstrip, surpass, exceed, surmount - be or do something to a greater degree; "her performance surpasses that of any other student I know"; "She outdoes all other athletes"; "This exceeds all my expectations"; "This car outperforms all others in its class"

overreach

overreach yourself try to be too clever, go too far, overdo it, bite off more than you can chew, be hoist with your own petard, have too many irons in the fire, defeat your own ends, have your schemes backfire or boomerang or rebound on you He overreached himself and lost much of his fortune.

overreach

verb
1. To go beyond the limits of:
2. To get the better of by cleverness or cunning:
Translations

overreach

[ˌəʊvəˈriːtʃ] VT to overreach o.sir más allá de las propias posibilidades
the company has overreached itself and made unwise investmentsla compañía ha ido más allá de sus propias posibilidades y ha hecho inversiones poco sensatas

overreach

over-reach [ˌəʊvərˈriːtʃ] vt
to overreach o.s. → vouloir trop en faire

overreach

[ˌəʊvəˈriːtʃ] vt to overreach o.s.volere strafare
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