transitive verb-·shot′, -·shoot′ing
- to shoot or pass over or beyond (a target, mark, etc.); specif., to fly an aircraft beyond (a runway, landing field, etc.) while trying to land
- to go farther than (an intended or normal limit); exceed
verbo·ver·shot, o·ver·shoot·ing, o·ver·shoots
- To shoot or pass over or beyond.
- To miss by or as if by shooting, hitting, or propelling something too far.
- To fly beyond or past; overrun: The plane overshot the runway.
- To go beyond; exceed.
- (uncountable) The amount by which something goes too far.
- Let's see if we can predict and correct for the overshoot.
- (countable, ecology) When the population of a species exceeds its environment's carrying capacity.
(third-person singular simple present overshoots, present participle overshooting, simple past and past participle overshot)
overshoot - Investment & Finance Definition
Surpassing a financial target or earnings projection. A company may overshoot its revenue projection.