overreach definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to attain or increase over or beyond.
    • To miss by achieving too much or attempting excessively: overreach a goal.
    • To beat (oneself) by going too far or by-doing or wanting to gain excessively.
    • To get the much better of, especially by deceitful cleverness; outwit.
    • To reach above or beyond in virtually any course.
    • To deceive, or get the better of, by artifice or cunning; to outwit; to cheat.
    • To conquer your very own purpose by trying to do way too much or by trying way too hard or with exorbitant eagerness; -- used reflexively; /
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to achieve or get past an acceptable limit.
    • To overreach oneself.
    • To outwit or cheat others.
    • To hit leading part of a hind base from the back or side part of a forefoot or foreleg on a single region of the human body. Used of a horse.
    • to attain past an acceptable limit.
    • To strike the toe of hind foot from the heel or shoe for the forefoot; -- stated of ponies.
    • To sail on one tack farther than is necessary.
    • To cheat by cunning or deception.
  • noun:
    • The act of striking the heel associated with the fore foot aided by the toe of this hind foot; -- said of horses.
    • The act of expanding or achieving too much, overextension.
    • The act of hitting the heel associated with fore foot using the toe of the hind base; -- stated of ponies.
  • verb:
    • to attain above or beyond in any course.
    • To deceive, or have the much better of, by artifice or cunning; to outwit; to cheat.
    • to achieve too far
    • To strike the toe associated with the hind base from the heel or footwear of this forefoot; -- said of ponies.
    • To sail using one tack further than is necessary.
    • To cheat by cunning or deception.
    • beat through cleverness and wit
    • fail by aiming way too high or trying way too hard
  • others:
    • To overtake.
    • To reach beyond in any direction; rise above; expand or go beyond.
    • To deceive by cunning, artifice, or sagacity; cheat; outwit.
    • To reach or stretch past an acceptable limit.
    • Synonyms To dupe, circumvent, cozen, gull, bamboozle, consume.
    • In the manège, to strike the toe of the hind foot against the heel or shoe of the fore foot: said of a horse.

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