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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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