overextend

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verb over·ex·tend \ˌō-vər-ik-ˈstend\

Definition of overextend

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to extend or expand beyond a safe or reasonable point; especially :  to commit (oneself) financially beyond what can be paid

overextension

play \ˌō-vər-ik-ˈsten(t)-shən\ noun

Examples of overextend in a Sentence

  1. He overextended a muscle in his arm.

First Known Use of overextend

1859


OVEREXTEND Defined for English Language Learners

overextend

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verb

Definition of overextend for English Language Learners

  • : to extend or stretch (something) too far


Medical Dictionary

overextend

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transitive verb over·ex·tend \ˌō-və-rik-ˈstend\

Medical Definition of overextend

  1. :  to extend too far overextend the back

overextension

\-ˈsten-chən\play noun


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