overlift

1 of 2

transitive verb

: to lift too high or too much

overlift

2 of 2

noun

: a device to catch the bolt of a lock when one of the tumblers is overlifted

Word History

Etymology

Transitive verb

over entry 1 + lift

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“Overlift.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overlift. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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