overshoot definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To shoot or pass over or past.
    • To miss by or just as if by shooting, hitting, or propelling some thing too far.
    • To travel beyond or past; overrun: The jet overshot the runway.
    • going past; exceed.
    • To capture over or beyond; to miss.
    • going beyond an intended point or restriction.
    • To pass swiftly over; to travel past.
    • To surpass.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To shoot or go past an acceptable limit.
    • To travel beyond the mark.
  • noun:
    • the quantity through which anything goes too far.
    • whenever population of a species exceeds its environment's carrying capability.
    • a strategy that fails and gives way to another effort
  • verb:
    • going too far.
    • To take too much.
    • capture beyond or over (a target)
    • aim excessive
  • others:
    • To shoot over, as liquid on a wheel.
    • To capture or go beyond; fly beyond; therefore, to meet or exceed; overstep.
    • To take over or beyond, as a mark.
    • To take over or past an acceptable limit; thus, to overstep due bounds in any respect.

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