overstep


over·step

transitive verb \ˌō-vər-ˈstep\

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

Full Definition of OVERSTEP

Examples of OVERSTEP

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

First Known Use of OVERSTEP

before 12th century

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