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

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Examples

  • Megawolf grinned and the expression overstretched the natural boundaries of his lips.

    Crossed

  • Meanwhile, we will continue to keep nearly 140,000 troops in Iraq while our military is overstretched, which is still at or even above pre-surge levels.

    CNN Transcript Sep 9, 2008

  • Britain's "overstretched" armed forces will fight in Iraq for at least another five years ... troops will be serving on operations in the Gulf until at least 2012.

    USUK now in Perpetual World War

  • And that was why they were not followed more closely by ''overstretched'' security services at the time.

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • The "overstretched" services had embarked on a major review process, which would include an assessment of the need for quality recruitment to lift the quality of intelligence, he told MPs at a briefing in Parliament.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Asked about the violence at the FNB stadium, ANC information and publicity director Dr Pallo Jordan said the all-night vigil at the stadium for Mr Hani had "overstretched" ANC marshals.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Army spokesman Athar Abbas told the BBC the "overstretched" military had no plans for any fresh anti-militant operations over the next 12 months.

    BBC - Ouch

  • On Thursday, Pakistan's army spokesman Athar Abbas told the BBC the "overstretched" military had no plans for any fresh anti-militant operations over the next 12 months.

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

  • Army spokesman Athar Abbas said the "overstretched" military had no plans for any fresh anti-militant operations over the next 12 months.

    Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency)

  • Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg said there was a "good bargain" to be had that would assist "overstretched" British forces.

    Latest News Breaking News and Current News from the UK and World Telegraph

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