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o·ver·step

 (ō′vər-stĕp′)
tr.v. o·ver·stepped, o·ver·step·ping, o·ver·steps
To go beyond (a limit); exceed: overstepped the bounds of taste.

overstep

(ˌəʊvəˈstɛp)
vb, -steps, -stepping or -stepped
(tr) to go beyond (a certain or proper limit)

o•ver•step

(ˌoʊ vərˈstɛp)

v.t. -stepped, -step•ping.
to go beyond; exceed: to overstep one's authority.
[before 1000]

overstep


Past participle: overstepped
Gerund: overstepping

Imperative
overstep
overstep
Present
I overstep
you overstep
he/she/it oversteps
we overstep
you overstep
they overstep
Preterite
I overstepped
you overstepped
he/she/it overstepped
we overstepped
you overstepped
they overstepped
Present Continuous
I am overstepping
you are overstepping
he/she/it is overstepping
we are overstepping
you are overstepping
they are overstepping
Present Perfect
I have overstepped
you have overstepped
he/she/it has overstepped
we have overstepped
you have overstepped
they have overstepped
Past Continuous
I was overstepping
you were overstepping
he/she/it was overstepping
we were overstepping
you were overstepping
they were overstepping
Past Perfect
I had overstepped
you had overstepped
he/she/it had overstepped
we had overstepped
you had overstepped
they had overstepped
Future
I will overstep
you will overstep
he/she/it will overstep
we will overstep
you will overstep
they will overstep
Future Perfect
I will have overstepped
you will have overstepped
he/she/it will have overstepped
we will have overstepped
you will have overstepped
they will have overstepped
Future Continuous
I will be overstepping
you will be overstepping
he/she/it will be overstepping
we will be overstepping
you will be overstepping
they will be overstepping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overstepping
you have been overstepping
he/she/it has been overstepping
we have been overstepping
you have been overstepping
they have been overstepping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overstepping
you will have been overstepping
he/she/it will have been overstepping
we will have been overstepping
you will have been overstepping
they will have been overstepping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overstepping
you had been overstepping
he/she/it had been overstepping
we had been overstepping
you had been overstepping
they had been overstepping
Conditional
I would overstep
you would overstep
he/she/it would overstep
we would overstep
you would overstep
they would overstep
Past Conditional
I would have overstepped
you would have overstepped
he/she/it would have overstepped
we would have overstepped
you would have overstepped
they would have overstepped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.overstep - pass beyond (limits or boundaries)overstep - pass beyond (limits or boundaries)  
go across, pass, go through - go across or through; "We passed the point where the police car had parked"; "A terrible thought went through his mind"
2.overstep - be superior or better than some standard; "She exceeded our expectations"; "She topped her performance of last year"
excel, surpass, stand out - distinguish oneself; "She excelled in math"

overstep

verb
To go beyond the limits of:
Translations

overstep

[ˌəʊvəˈstep] VT (fig) [+ boundary] → traspasar; [+ authority] → excederse en el ejercicio de
to overstep the markpasarse de la raya, excederse

overstep

[ˌəʊvərˈstɛp] vt (= go beyond) [+ authority] → abuser de; [+ bounds] → dépasser
to overstep the mark → dépasser la mesure

overstep

[ˌəʊvəˈstɛp] vt to overstep the marksuperare ogni limite
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The undertaker, instructed to spare no expense, provided long-tailed black horses, with black palls on their backs and black plumes upon their foreheads; coachmen decorated with scarves and jack-boots, black hammercloths, cloaks, and gloves, with many hired mourners, who, however, would have been instantly discharged had they presumed to betray emotion, or in any way overstep their function of walking beside the hearse with brass-tipped batons in their hands.
Pardon me, Miss Henley," he cried, and the apology was unconsciously paid to the commanding purity and dignity of her air, "if I overstep the rules of decorum, and hasten to declare that which I know years of trial would hardly justify my saying; but your beauty, your grace, your your where shall I find words to express it?
On the few occasions when Giovanni had seemed tempted to overstep the limit, Beatrice grew so sad, so stern, and withal wore such a look of desolate separation, shuddering at itself, that not a spoken word was requisite to repel him.
But whenever I find my dominion over myself not sufficient for me, and undertake the direction of him also, I overstep the truth, and come into false relations to him.
She was much more likely to overstep the bounds of reasonable conduct by some extraordinary eccentricity.
They encourage him daily to overstep the bounds of moderation, and not unfrequently to disgrace himself by positive excess.
Let me be alone to the end of the world, rather than that my friend should overstep, by a word or a look, his real sympathy.
My father is old," said Mahtoree, looking at his aged companion, with an expression of irony, that sufficiently denoted he was one of those who overstep the trammels of education, and who are perhaps a little given to abuse the mental liberty they thus obtain.