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v. o·ver·com·mit·ted, o·ver·com·mit·ting, o·ver·com·mits
1. To bind or obligate (oneself, for example) beyond the capacity for realization.
2. To allocate or apportion (money, goods, or resources) in amounts incapable of replacement.
To be or become overcommitted.

o′ver·com·mit′ment n.
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excessive commitment
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