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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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