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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: overreach(0.01399 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to overreach.
English → English (WordNet)
v 1: fail by aiming too high or trying too hard
2: beat through cleverness and wit; “I beat the traffic”; “She
outfoxed her competitors” [syn: outwit, outsmart, outfox,
English → English (gcide)
Overreach \O`ver*reach"\ ([=o]`v[~e]r*r[=e]ch"), v. t. [imp. &
p. p. Overreached, (Overraught, obs.); p. pr. & vb. n.
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.
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/
Overreach \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.
Overreach \O"ver*reach`\ ([=o]"v[~e]r*r[=e]ch`), n.
The act of striking the heel of the fore foot with the toe of
the hind foot; -- said of horses.