Overshoot
Overshoot O`ver*shoot", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overshot}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overshooting}.] 1. To shoot over or beyond; to miss; as, to overshoot a mark; to overshoot the green in golf. ``Not to overshoot his game.'' --South. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence: To go beyond an intended point or limit; as, to overshoot the runway in landing an airplane; to overshoot the endpoint in a titration. [PJC]

2. To pass swiftly over; to fly beyond. --Hartle. [1913 Webster]

3. To exceed; as, to overshoot the truth. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

{To overshoot one's self}, to venture too far; to assert too much. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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