from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To shoot or pass over or beyond.
- intransitive verb To miss by or as if by shooting, hitting, or propelling something too far.
- intransitive verb To fly beyond or past; overrun.
- intransitive verb To go beyond; exceed.
- intransitive verb To shoot or go too far.
from The Century Dictionary.
- 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To shoot over or beyond; to miss.
- transitive verb To go beyond an intended point or limit.
- transitive verb To pass swiftly over; to fly beyond.
- transitive verb To exceed.
- transitive verb to venture too far; to assert too much.
- intransitive verb To fly beyond the mark.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun uncountable The amount by which something goes too far.
- noun countable, ecology When the population of a species exceeds its environment's carrying capacity.
- verb To go too far.
- verb To
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb shoot beyond or over (a target)
- noun an approach that fails and gives way to another attempt
- verb aim too high
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