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o·ver·stretch

 (ō′vər-strĕch′)
v. o·ver·stretched, o·ver·stretch·ing, o·ver·stretch·es
v.tr.
1. To extend or use beyond what is reasonable, usual or proper: The army is overstretched in its deployments.
2. To subject to undue strain: employees who are overstretched working overtime.
3. To stretch (one's muscles or another body part) to the point of strain or injury.
v.intr.
To stretch one's body or muscles to the point of strain or injury.
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overstretch

(ˌəʊvəˈstrɛtʃ)
vb (tr)
1. to make excessive demands or put excessive pressure on (oneself, finances, etc)
2. to stretch (muscles or limbs) too much or too hard
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overstretch


Past participle: overstretched
Gerund: overstretching

Imperative
overstretch
overstretch
Present
I overstretch
you overstretch
he/she/it overstretches
we overstretch
you overstretch
they overstretch
Preterite
I overstretched
you overstretched
he/she/it overstretched
we overstretched
you overstretched
they overstretched
Present Continuous
I am overstretching
you are overstretching
he/she/it is overstretching
we are overstretching
you are overstretching
they are overstretching
Present Perfect
I have overstretched
you have overstretched
he/she/it has overstretched
we have overstretched
you have overstretched
they have overstretched
Past Continuous
I was overstretching
you were overstretching
he/she/it was overstretching
we were overstretching
you were overstretching
they were overstretching
Past Perfect
I had overstretched
you had overstretched
he/she/it had overstretched
we had overstretched
you had overstretched
they had overstretched
Future
I will overstretch
you will overstretch
he/she/it will overstretch
we will overstretch
you will overstretch
they will overstretch
Future Perfect
I will have overstretched
you will have overstretched
he/she/it will have overstretched
we will have overstretched
you will have overstretched
they will have overstretched
Future Continuous
I will be overstretching
you will be overstretching
he/she/it will be overstretching
we will be overstretching
you will be overstretching
they will be overstretching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overstretching
you have been overstretching
he/she/it has been overstretching
we have been overstretching
you have been overstretching
they have been overstretching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overstretching
you will have been overstretching
he/she/it will have been overstretching
we will have been overstretching
you will have been overstretching
they will have been overstretching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overstretching
you had been overstretching
he/she/it had been overstretching
we had been overstretching
you had been overstretching
they had been overstretching
Conditional
I would overstretch
you would overstretch
he/she/it would overstretch
we would overstretch
you would overstretch
they would overstretch
Past Conditional
I would have overstretched
you would have overstretched
he/she/it would have overstretched
we would have overstretched
you would have overstretched
they would have overstretched
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.overstretch - strain abnormally; "I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped up"; "The athlete pulled a tendon in the competition"
injure - cause injuries or bodily harm to
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Translations

overstretch

[ˌəʊvəˈstretʃ] VT
1. (lit) [+ muscles, legs] → forzar demasiado
2. (fig) [+ resources, budget, finances] → estirar; [+ abilities] → forzar demasiado
to overstretch o.s.exigirse demasiado; (financially) → ponerse en una situación (económica) comprometida
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

overstretch

[ˌəʊvərˈstrɛtʃ] vt (= demand too much of) [+ resources] → grever
He said the operation would overstretch resources → Il a déclaré que l'opération grèverait les ressources.
to overstretch o.s. → dépasser ses limites
Do what you know you can do well and don't overstretch yourself → Faites ce que vous savez pouvoir bien faire et ne dépassez pas vos limites.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

overstretch

vt
(lit) muscles, legsüberdehnen
(fig) resources, budget, financeszu sehr belasten; abilitiesüberfordern; to overstretch oneselfsich übernehmen
vi (lit, person) → die Muskeln überdehnen; (muscles, legs)sich überdehnen
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