Definitions

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  • v. To spend too much time or resources in trying (a legal case).

Etymologies

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over- +‎ try

Examples

  • If they ultimately do hang-up, I think the prosecution is going to have to ask itself, did we overtry this case, did we present so much evidence that it was impossible for the jury to take it in?

    CNN Transcript Nov 8, 2004

  • You know what happens when defense attorneys overtry a case.

    Perfect Match

  • His mother now and then said when she saw him come in or go out, Don't overtry yourself, my son!

    The Hills of the Shatemuc

  • I remembered what Judge Turk had told me in his chambers: It’s possible to overtry a case.

    CHASING the WHITE DOG

  • His mother now and then said when she saw him come in or go out, "Don't overtry yourself, my son!

    Hills of the Shatemuc

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