Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of overreach.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • A snarl of bloodthirsty gratification hummed in his bull-throat as he leaped, and the first attacker, his short sword overreached by the whistling saber, went down with his brains gushing from his split skull.

    The Coming of Conan The Cimmerian

  • DAVIES: Pearson and Anderson stayed right after him, after Nixon really effectively dodged the bullet in that Checkers speech, wrote a hard-hitting series of columns but kind of overreached in a way, didn't they?

    Nixon's Failed Attempts At 'Poisoning The Press'

  • Last month, for example, he told Gerald Seib of this newspaper that his party's liberals were "tone deaf" to the fact that they'd "overreached" in their agenda.

    Why Bayh Is Quitting the Senate

  • * Another Dem runs screaming from the Obama/Pelosi agenda: Texas Rep Chet Edwards echoes, in advance, the inevitable GOP talking points about Dem losses this fall, claiming Dems "overreached," and he won't even say whether he'll support Nancy Pelosi for Speaker.

    The Morning Plum

  • He openly critiques his party's entire agenda, saying its leaders "overreached" after the 2008 elections.

    More House Democrats stressing independence from Pelosi, Obama

  • The governor\'s special investigator says the police "overreached" and police have offered to remove the names from those watch lists.

    "WE THE (FRINGE) PEOPLE ..."

  • Stephen Cutler, JPMorgan's general counsel, at a presentation on Tuesday said Picard "overreached" in his $6.4 billion lawsuit against the bank, and that JPMorgan "did not know about or in any way participate in the fraud."

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Last month, for example, he told Gerald Seib of this newspaper (The Wall Street Journal) that his party's liberals were "tone deaf" to the fact that they'd "overreached" in their agenda.

    New Orleans Saints Central

  • The governor rejected the new regulations, which sought to update 20-year rules, saying they "overreached" by applying a single statewide standard to shoreline management and dock sizes.

    StarTribune.com rss feed

  • Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the Taliban "overreached" when they advanced on a district of Pakistan just outside the capital city.

    The News Tribune - Tacoma - Homepage

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.