Overstand meaning

(Rastafarianism, US black subculture): to have complete or intutitive comprehension, to grok.
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To stand too strictly on the demands or conditions of.
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(yachting, boat racing): to sail to the mark at a wider angle than is the normal upwind angle, to go beyond the layline.
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(forestry, of a coppice): To be neglected and left uncut for too long.
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(rare) To stand or insist too much or too long; overstay.
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Origin of overstand

  • From Middle English overstonden, from Old English oferstandan (“to stand over”), equivalent to over- +‎ stand. Cognate with Dutch overstaan (“to stand over”), German überstehen (“to stand through, survive”).

    From Wiktionary

  • The slang meaning was coined in Rastafarianism, as an inversion of understand (before 1965).

    From Wiktionary