from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To shoot or pass over or beyond.
- transitive v. To miss by or as if by shooting, hitting, or propelling something too far.
- transitive v. To fly beyond or past; overrun: The plane overshot the runway.
- transitive v. To go beyond; exceed.
- intransitive v. To shoot or go too far.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The amount by which something goes too far.
- n. When the population of a species exceeds its environment's carrying capacity.
- v. To go too far.
- v. To shoot too far.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To shoot over or beyond; to miss.
- transitive v. To go beyond an intended point or limit.
- transitive v. To pass swiftly over; to fly beyond.
- transitive v. To exceed.
- intransitive v. To fly beyond the mark.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To shoot over, as water on a wheel.
- To shoot or go beyond; fly beyond; hence, to exceed; overstep.
- To shoot over or beyond, as a mark.
- To shoot over or too far; hence, to overstep due bounds in any respect.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. shoot beyond or over (a target)
- n. an approach that fails and gives way to another attempt
- v. aim too high
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