(rare) To stand or insist too much or too long; overstay.
(Rastafarianism, US black subculture): to have complete or intutitive comprehension, to grok.
(forestry, of a coppice): To be neglected and left uncut for too long.
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”).
The slang meaning was coined in Rastafarianism, as an inversion of understand (before 1965).
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