Examples of overshoot in a Sentence
The plane overshot the runway.
Sometimes we overshoot our time limits.
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The Russian team actually had a chance to win its semifinal against Switzerland, but Krushelnytsky overshot a target on his final shot of the match, and Switzerland advanced to the final, where it was defeated by Canada.
Revenue was $239 million, beating the average estimate of $215.5 million and overshooting even the most optimistic analyst prediction.
The reasons for these interventions can include navigating unclear lane markings, the system overshooting a turn or driving in inclement weather.
Northwest Airlines Pilots' Licenses Revoked Federal safety authorities have revoked the licenses of the two Northwest Airlines pilots who overshot their destination by more than 100 miles when flying from San Diego to Minneapolis-St.
Over-tightening of environmental regulations in China, overshooting or underperforming shale production in the U.S., as well as a major escalation in trade frictions between Trump's administration and China are other risks to oil, the bank said.
The car went up in flames in downtown Los Angeles just before 1 a.m. after the driver apparently lost control, overshot the off-ramp, went into the trees and then went back onto the roadway.
When Japan’s Akatsuki spacecraft closed in on Venus seven years ago, its main engine failed and with no way of slowing down, the spacecraft overshot the planet and barreled into orbit around the Sun.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution quoted Silver Meteor passenger Joel Potischman, who said cold weather caused a frozen switch and the train cars derailed when Amtrak tried to overshoot the switch and back into the station.
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OVERSHOOT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of overshoot for English Language Learners
: to go over or beyond (something)
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