over·​com·​mit | \ ˌō-vər-kə-ˈmit How to pronounce overcommit (audio) \
overcommitted; overcommitting; overcommits

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

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overcommitment \ ˌō-​vər-​kə-​ˈmit-​mənt How to pronounce overcommitment (audio) \ noun

Examples of overcommit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Just don't overcommit to a grandiose plan or overlook a nagging suspicion. Aurora Tower, Cosmopolitan, "Your Horoscopes for the Week of May 29," 28 May 2017

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First Known Use of overcommit

1951, in the meaning defined above

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“Overcommit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overcommit. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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