verb \ˌō-vər-ˈshüt\

: to go over or beyond (something)


Full Definition of OVERSHOOT

transitive verb
:  to pass swiftly beyond
:  to shoot or pass over or beyond so as to miss
over·shoot \ˈō-vər-ˌshüt\ noun

Examples of OVERSHOOT

  1. The plane overshot the runway.
  2. Sometimes we overshoot our time limits.

First Known Use of OVERSHOOT

14th century


noun \ˈō-vər-ˌshüt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OVERSHOOT

: a rapid change in electrical potential and reversal of polarity that occurs during an action potential when a cell or tissue is stimulated


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