Overreach Definition

ōvər-rēch
overreached, overreaches, overreaching
verb
overreached, overreaches, overreaching
To reach or stretch beyond or above; extend beyond.
Webster's New World
To reach too far.
Webster's New World
To defeat (oneself) by going too far or by doing or trying to gain too much.
American Heritage
To reach too far for and miss.
Webster's New World
To get the better of by cunning or cheating; outwit.
Webster's New World
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noun
The act of striking the heel of the fore foot with the toe of the hind foot; -- said of horses.
Wiktionary

The act of extending or reaching too far, overextension.

Wiktionary
idiom
overreach oneself
  • to fail because of trying to do more than one can
  • to fail because of being too crafty or eager
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Overreach

Noun

Singular:
overreach
Plural:
overreaches

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Overreach

  • overreach oneself

Origin of Overreach

  • over- +"Ž reach.

    From Wiktionary

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