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overreaches

verb
present tense third-person singular of overreach

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1 to get the better of through cleverness
  • a real estate developer who is always trying to overreach his competitors, fair means or foul

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2 to go beyond the limit of
  • the mountain climbers overreached their abilities and paid for it dearly

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“Overreaches.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/overreaches. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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