- to reach or stretch beyond or above; extend beyond
- to reach too far for and miss
- to get the better of by cunning or cheating; outwit
- to reach too far
- to strike the forefoot with the hind foot: said of animals
- to fail because of trying to do more than one can
- to fail because of being too crafty or eager
verbo·ver·reached, o·ver·reach·ing, o·ver·reach·es
- To reach or extend over or beyond.
- To miss by reaching too far or attempting too much: overreach a goal.
- To defeat (oneself) by going too far or by doing or trying to gain too much.
- To get the better of, especially by deceitful cleverness; outwit.
- To reach or go too far.
- To overreach oneself.
- To outwit or cheat others.
- 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.
- The act of striking the heel of the fore foot with the toe of the hind foot; -- said of horses.
- The act of extending or reaching too far, overextension.
(third-person singular simple present overreaches, present participle overreaching, simple past and past participle overreached)
over- +"Ž reach.