overstep the bounds/limits

Definition of overstep the bounds/limits

  1. :  to go beyond what is proper or allowed (by something) overstep the bounds/limits of good taste

Word by Word Definitions

overstepplay
  1. :  exceed, transgress

boundplay bounds
  1. :  ready

    :  intending to go :  going

  1. :  a limiting line :  boundary

    :  something that limits or restrains

    :  borderland

  1. : past tense and past participle ofbind

  1. :  to set limits to :  confine

    :  to form a separating line or the boundary of :  enclose

    :  to name the boundaries of

  1. :  placed under legal or moral restraint or obligation :  obliged

    :  fastened by or as if by a band :  confined

    :  very likely :  sure

  1. :  leap, jump

    :  the action of rebounding :  bounce

  1. :  to move by leaping

    :  rebound, bounce

limitplay limits
  1. :  something that bounds, restrains, or confines

    :  the utmost extent

    :  a geographic or political boundary

  1. :  to assign certain limits to :  prescribe

    :  to restrict the bounds or limits of

    :  to curtail or reduce in quantity or extent


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