overshoot

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verb over·shoot \ˌō-vər-ˈshüt\

Definition of overshoot

overshot

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overshooting

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to pass swiftly beyond

  3. 2 :  to shoot or pass over or beyond so as to miss

overshoot

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Examples of overshoot in a sentence

  1. The plane overshot the runway.

  2. Sometimes we overshoot our time limits.

14th Century

First Known Use of overshoot

14th century


OVERSHOOT Defined for English Language Learners

overshoot

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verb over·shoot \ˌō-vər-ˈshüt\

Definition of overshoot for English Language Learners

  • : to go over or beyond (something)


OVERSHOOT Defined for Kids

overshoot

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verb over·shoot \ˌō-vər-ˈshüt\

Definition of overshoot for Students

overshot

\-ˈshät\;

overshooting

  1. :  to miss by going beyond


Medical Dictionary

overshoot

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noun over·shoot \ˈō-vər-ˌshüt\

Medical Definition of overshoot

  1. :  a rapid change in electrical potential and reversal of polarity that occurs during an action potential when a cell or tissue is stimulated



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