Definition of Overreaching in English :

Define Overreaching in English

Overreaching meaning in English

Meaning of Overreaching in English

Pronunciation of Overreaching in English

Overreaching pronunciation in English

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1. overreaching, vaulting

revealing excessive self-confidence; reaching for the heights

Example Sentences:
'vaulting ambition'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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1. (transitive)
to defeat or thwart (oneself) by attempting to do or gain too much
2. (transitive)
to aim for but miss by going too far or attempting too much
to get the better of (a person) by trickery
4. (transitive)
to reach or extend beyond or over
5. (intransitive)
to reach or go too far
6. (intransitive)
(of a horse) to strike the back of a forefoot with the edge of the opposite hind foot

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verb transitive
to reach or stretch beyond or above; extend beyond
to reach too far for and miss
to get the better of by cunning or cheating; outwit
verb intransitive
to reach too far
to strike the forefoot with the hind foot
said of animals

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v. o·ver·reached, o·ver·reach·ing, o·ver·reach·es
1. To reach or extend over or beyond.
2. To miss by reaching too far or attempting too much: overreach a goal.
3. To defeat (oneself) by going too far or by doing or trying to gain too much.
4. To get the better of, especially by deceitful cleverness; outwit.
1. To reach or go too far.
2. To overreach oneself.
3. To outwit or cheat others.
4. 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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