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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"I tend to be kind of overextend myself sometimes, and I overcommit, so I committed to a few things that were probably too early," she said in an interview following rehearsal for a Toronto show.
Don't overextend yourself, but raise your hand when a manager asks for help.
Most empires collapsed when they tried to overextend militarily.
Outside of that, it has been one sob story after another for illegal that have destroyed this city, the diversity that plagues it, people who made the choice to overextend themselves and now have financial problems, and support for every Government expansion program that has come along.
This is why those who give past where they should, such as codependents, often get burned out; and why some caregivers suffer too, as they overextend themselves.
Yet it is this kind of spontaneous activism that prompted the ragtag revolutionary fighters to overextend their lines with an unprepared push into the oil town of Ras Lanuf two weeks ago, prompting Col.
Keep your wrist stiff and cast with your forearm taking care to not overextend beyond 10 o'clock and 2 o'clock until you lay down the cast for the presentation.
"We never grew as fast as other places did in the 1990s and because we didn't overextend ourselves we didn't suffer the same downturn."
A high ranking military medical source unwilling to be officially quoted, stated that if the US conducted a major offensive, the Army in particular and all the military in general, would have no choice but to further overextend medical capabilities through a surge with reduced care.
Yes, she writes, of course some people are profligate and sloppy and overextend themselves, and they deserve whatever fate they meet, but even many responsible people have been trapped by complicated financial schemes: