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overstep

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verb over·step \ˌō-vər-ˈstep\

Simple Definition of overstep

  • : to go beyond what is proper or allowed by (something)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of overstep

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  exceed, transgress

Examples of overstep in a sentence

  1. <the principal overstepped her authority in ordering everyone to remain in the unheated school>



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of overstep

before 12th century



OVERSTEP Defined for Kids

overstep

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verb over·step \ˌō-vər-ˈstep\

Definition of overstep for Students

overstepped

overstepping

  1. :  to step over or beyond :  exceed <She overstepped her authority.>





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