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overreach

o·ver·reach

overreach

pronunciation:
o vr rich
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: overreached, overreaches, overreaching
definition 1: to reach or extend over or beyond.
synonyms:
exceed, outreach, outstretch, overrun, overshoot, overstep
similar words:
miss, overdo, overtake, overtop, pass, run, surpass
definition 2: to fail to achieve by attempting too much or by reaching too far.
synonyms:
overshoot
similar words:
fail, miss, outreach, overdo, overextend, overleap, overrun, overstate
definition 3: to cause (oneself) to fail by attempting too much.
He had overreached himself by expanding his business too fast.
synonyms:
overleap
similar words:
exceed, outdo, outreach, overdo, overestimate, overextend
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to reach beyond an edge or limit.
She overreached and fell into the lake.
definition 2: to try too hard.
He overreached and burdened his company with debt.
definition 3: to grasp in a greedy way as by cheating or other manipulation.
synonyms:
cheat, cozen, swindle
similar words:
deceive, grab