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v. o·ver·reached, o·ver·reach·ing, o·ver·reach·es
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.
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.
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
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.
Past participle: overreached
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|Verb||1.||overreach - fail by aiming too high or trying too hard|
|2.||overreach - 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"