: to reach above or beyond : overtop
: to defeat (oneself) by seeking to do or gain too much
: to get the better of especially in dealing and bargaining and typically by unscrupulous or crafty methods
of a horse : to strike the forefoot with the front part of the hind foot
Examples of OVERREACH
- She overreaches in her latest book, and her argument is not convincing.
- The company overreached itself and ran out of money after one year.
First Known Use of OVERREACH
over·reach intransitive verb \-ˈrēch\ (Medical Dictionary)
of a horse : to strike the toe of the hind foot against the heel or quarter of the forefoot
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