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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To expand or disperse beyond a safe or reasonable limit.
  • transitive verb To obligate (oneself) beyond a limit, especially a financial one.

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

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  • verb strain excessively

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