overcommit

verb over·com·mit \ ˌō-vər-kə-ˈmit \

Definition of overcommit

transitive verb
:to commit excessively: such as
a :to obligate (someone, such as oneself) beyond the ability for fulfillment
b :to allocate (resources) in excess of the capacity for replenishment

overcommitment

play \ˌō-vər-kə-ˈmit-mənt\ noun

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First Known Use of overcommit

1951


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