Overreach

Definition of Overreach

O`ver`reach´   Pronunciation: ō´vẽr`rēch`
v. t.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.
3.To defeat one's own purpose by trying to do too much or by trying too hard or with excessive eagerness; - used reflexively; as, the candidate overreached himself by trying to plant false rumors, which backfired/
v. i.1.(Naut.) To reach too far
2.To cheat by cunning or deception.
n.1.The act of striking the heel of the fore foot with the toe of the hind foot; - said of horses.

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