Examples of overstep in a Sentence
the principal overstepped her authority in ordering everyone to remain in the unheated school
Recent Examples of overstep from the Web
Trustee Al Paveza said that the village needs to be careful not to overstep its boundaries.
But AT&T and others, such as cable provider Spectrum, argued the city had overstepped its authority.
In a New York Times interview on Wednesday, Trump warned Mueller not to overstep his investigative boundaries by poking into Trump’s byzantine business transactions.
Viktor Orban, the prime minister of Hungary, who shares Mr. Kaczynski’s nationalist leanings, said that Brussels had overstepped its bounds.
CNN's Ron Brownstein wrote recently about why one-party rule doesn't usually last long in this country in recent years; because the in-power party oversteps its bounds and energizes the other side.
That vindicates what has always been the real charge: not that the Russians swayed the election, a claim that is impossible to verify, but that Mr Trump’s team overstepped the bounds of propriety, and maybe the law (see article).
Prosecutors appealed and prevailed, with the Maryland Court of Appeals determining Howard overstepped his authority.
Constables have overstepped their bounds sometimes.
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First Known Use of overstep
before 12th century
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Definition of overstep for English Language Learners
: to go beyond what is proper or allowed by (something)
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