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overshoot

verb over·shoot \ˌō-vər-ˈshüt\

: to go over or beyond (something)

over·shot\-ˈshät\over·shoot·ing

Full Definition of OVERSHOOT

transitive verb
1
:  to pass swiftly beyond
2
:  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
OVERSHOOTING Defined for Kids

overshoot

verb over·shoot \ˌō-vər-ˈshüt\
over·shot \-ˈshät\over·shoot·ing

Definition of OVERSHOOT for Kids

:  to miss by going beyond
Medical Dictionary

overshoot

noun over·shoot \ˈō-vər-ˌshüt\

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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