Overreach meaning

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To reach or go too far.
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To reach or extend over or beyond.
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To miss by reaching too far or attempting too much.

Overreach a goal.

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To defeat (oneself) by going too far or by doing or trying to gain too much.
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To get the better of, especially by deceitful cleverness; outwit.
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To overreach oneself.
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To outwit or cheat others.
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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.
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To reach or stretch beyond or above; extend beyond.
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To reach too far for and miss.
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To get the better of by cunning or cheating; outwit.
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To reach too far.
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To strike the forefoot with the hind foot.
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The act of striking the heel of the fore foot with the toe of the hind foot; -- said of horses.
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The act of extending or reaching too far, overextension.
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To reach above or beyond in any direction.
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To deceive, or get the better of, by artifice or cunning; to outwit; to cheat.

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To reach too far.
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(of horses) To strike the toe of the hind foot against the heel or shoe of the forefoot.
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(nautical) To sail on one tack farther than is necessary.

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overreach oneself
  • to fail because of trying to do more than one can
  • to fail because of being too crafty or eager
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

overreach oneself

Origin of overreach

  • over- +"Ž reach.

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