verb over·ex·tend \ˌō-vər-ik-ˈstend\

: to extend or stretch (something) too far

Full Definition of OVEREXTEND

transitive verb
:  to extend or expand beyond a safe or reasonable point; especially :  to commit (oneself) financially beyond what can be paid
over·ex·ten·sion \-ˈsten(t)-shən\ noun

Examples of OVEREXTEND

  1. He overextended a muscle in his arm.

First Known Use of OVEREXTEND

Medical Dictionary


transitive verb over·ex·tend \ˌō-və-rik-ˈstend\

Medical Definition of OVEREXTEND

:  to extend too far <overextend the back>
over·ex·ten·sion \-ˈsten-chən\ noun


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