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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To expand or disperse beyond a safe or reasonable limit: overextended their defenses.
  • transitive v. To obligate (oneself) beyond a limit, especially a financial one.

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  • v. To expand or extend to an excessive degree, especially to do so beyond a safe limit

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  • v. strain excessively

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