Overstepped
Overstep O`ver*step", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overstepped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overstepping}.] [AS. ofersteppan.] To step over or beyond; to transgress; as, to overstep the bounds of propriety. --Shak. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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