overreach

Primary Meanings of overreach

1.
v
fail by aiming too high or trying too hard
2.
v
beat through cleverness and wit
Full Definitions of overreach
1

v fail by aiming too high or trying too hard

Type of:
fail, go wrong, miscarry
be unsuccessful
2

v beat through cleverness and wit

Synonyms:
beat, circumvent, outfox, outsmart, outwit
beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish
come out better in a competition, race, or conflict
Type of:
exceed, outdo, outgo, outmatch, outperform, outstrip, surmount, surpass
be or do something to a greater degree

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