Overextend definitions

ō'vər-ĭk-stĕnd'
To expand or disperse beyond a safe or reasonable limit.

Overextended their defenses.

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To obligate (oneself) beyond a limit, especially a financial one.
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To extend beyond reasonable limits or beyond one's capacity to meet obligations or commitments.
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To expand or extend to an excessive degree, especially to do so beyond a safe limit.
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(linguistics) To apply (a term) to too many referents, by overextension.
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Origin of overextend

over- +"Ž extend