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o·ver·set

 (ō′vər-sĕt′)
v. o·ver·set, o·ver·set·ting, o·ver·sets
v.tr.
1. To throw into a confused or disturbed state; upset: "The news is sure to overset him" (Charles Dickens).
2. Printing
a. To set (type or copy) in excess of what is needed.
b. To set too much type for (a given space).
v.intr. Printing
To set too much material for a given space.
n. (ō′vər-sĕt′) Printing
Too much typeset matter.

overset

vb (tr) , -sets, -setting or -set
1. to disturb or upset
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing to set (type or copy) in excess of the space available
n
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) another name for overmatter

o•ver•set

(v. ˌoʊ vərˈsɛt; n. ˈoʊ vərˌsɛt)

v. -set, -set•ting,
n. v.t.
1. to upset or overturn.
2. to throw into confusion.
3. to set excess type matter for.
n.
4. an act or instance of oversetting.
[1150–1200]

overset


Past participle: overset
Gerund: oversetting

Imperative
overset
overset
Present
I overset
you overset
he/she/it oversets
we overset
you overset
they overset
Preterite
I overset
you overset
he/she/it overset
we overset
you overset
they overset
Present Continuous
I am oversetting
you are oversetting
he/she/it is oversetting
we are oversetting
you are oversetting
they are oversetting
Present Perfect
I have overset
you have overset
he/she/it has overset
we have overset
you have overset
they have overset
Past Continuous
I was oversetting
you were oversetting
he/she/it was oversetting
we were oversetting
you were oversetting
they were oversetting
Past Perfect
I had overset
you had overset
he/she/it had overset
we had overset
you had overset
they had overset
Future
I will overset
you will overset
he/she/it will overset
we will overset
you will overset
they will overset
Future Perfect
I will have overset
you will have overset
he/she/it will have overset
we will have overset
you will have overset
they will have overset
Future Continuous
I will be oversetting
you will be oversetting
he/she/it will be oversetting
we will be oversetting
you will be oversetting
they will be oversetting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been oversetting
you have been oversetting
he/she/it has been oversetting
we have been oversetting
you have been oversetting
they have been oversetting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been oversetting
you will have been oversetting
he/she/it will have been oversetting
we will have been oversetting
you will have been oversetting
they will have been oversetting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been oversetting
you had been oversetting
he/she/it had been oversetting
we had been oversetting
you had been oversetting
they had been oversetting
Conditional
I would overset
you would overset
he/she/it would overset
we would overset
you would overset
they would overset
Past Conditional
I would have overset
you would have overset
he/she/it would have overset
we would have overset
you would have overset
they would have overset
References in classic literature ?
Brighton, and a whole campful of soldiers, to us, who have been overset already by one poor regiment of militia, and the monthly balls of Meryton
He used all the caution that he was able in letting me know a thing which it would have been a double cruelty to have concealed; and yet it was too much for me; for as grief had overset me before, so did joy overset me now, and I fell into a much more dangerous swooning than I did at first, and it was not without a great difficulty that I was recovered at all.
A pitiless hail was hissing round me, and I was sitting on soft turf in front of the overset machine.
The helm, too, was knocked to leeward, all command of the vessel was lost, and another mountain wave completely overset her.
The maid happened to be just then milking the cow; and hearing someone speak, but seeing nobody, and yet being quite sure it was the same voice that she had heard in the night, she was so frightened that she fell off her stool, and overset the milk-pail.
For every one of those phrases he modulated under the fig-trees more sadly than the Lamentations of Jeremiah on Jeudi Saint overset me--was like death.
Here was the young lord dead, his companion abroad and beyond his reach, ten thousand pounds gone at one blow, his plot with Gride overset at the very moment of triumph, his after-schemes discovered, himself in danger, the object of his persecution and Nicholas's love, his own wretched boy; everything crumbled and fallen upon him, and he beaten down beneath the ruins and grovelling in the dust.
And now I thought myself pretty well freighted, and began to think how I should get to shore with them, having neither sail, oar, nor rudder; and the least capful of wind would have overset all my navigation.
He spoke with the diffidence of a man who knew how slight a thing would overset the delicate organisation of the mind, and yet with the confidence of a man who had slowly won his assurance out of personal endurance and distress.
We therefore trusted ourselves to the mercy of the waves, and in about half an hour the boat was overset by a sudden flurry from the north.
Why, you do not suppose a man is overset by a bottle?
About two days after this they had the farther satisfaction of seeing three of the savages' canoes come driving on shore, and, at some distance from them, two drowned men, by which they had reason to believe that they had met with a storm at sea, which had overset some of them; for it had blown very hard the night after they went off.