verb over·step \ˌō-vər-ˈstep\

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

Full Definition of OVERSTEP

transitive verb

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
OVERSTEP Defined for Kids


verb over·step \ˌō-vər-ˈstep\

Definition of OVERSTEP for Kids

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


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