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Meaning of OVERREACH

Pronunciation:  `owvur'reech

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  beat through cleverness and wit; "I beat the traffic"; "She outfoxed her competitors"
  2. [v]  fail by aiming too high or trying too hard

OVERREACH is a 9 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: beat, circumvent, outfox, outsmart, outwit
 See Also: exceed, fail, go wrong, miscarry, outdo, outgo, outmatch, outstrip, surmount, surpass



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \O`ver*reach"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overreached},
    ({Overraught}, obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Overreaching}.]
    1. To reach above or beyond in any direction.
    2. To deceive, or get the better of, by artifice or cunning;
       to outwit; to cheat. --Shak.
  2. \O`ver*reach"\, v. i.
    1. To reach too far; as:
       (a) To strike the toe of the hind foot against the heel or
           shoe of the forefoot; -- said of horses.
       (b) (Naut.) To sail on one tack farther than is necessary.
    2. To cheat by cunning or deception.
  3. \O"ver*reach`\, n.
    The act of striking the heel of the fore foot with the toe of
    the hind foot; -- said of horses.
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