over·​set | \ ˌō-vər-ˈset How to pronounce overset (audio) \
overset; oversetting

Definition of overset

transitive verb

1a : to disturb mentally or physically : upset
b : to turn or tip over : overturn
2 : to set too much type matter for

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Other Words from overset

overset \ ˈō-​vər-​ˌset How to pronounce overset (audio) \ noun

Examples of overset in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The edge rush can also set up a counter inside move if the tackle continues to overset – as Curry showed here. Jeff Mclane, Philly.com, "Film analysis: Why the Eagles' defensive line is their best chance at winning the Super Bowl | Jeff McLane," 26 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of overset

1583, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of overset was in 1583

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Cite this Entry

“Overset.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overset. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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