overcommit
transitive verb Date: 1951 to commit excessively: as a. to obligate (as oneself) beyond the ability for fulfillment b. to allocate (resources) in excess of the capacity for replenishment • overcommitment noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • overcommit — [ō΄vər kə mit′] vt., vi. overcommitted, overcommitting 1. to commit (oneself or others) to too many obligations, too full a schedule, etc. 2. to promise (something) in a quantity above that which can be provided …   English World dictionary

  • overcommit — [c]/oʊvəkəˈmɪt/ (say ohvuhkuh mit) verb (overcommitted, overcommitting) –verb (t) 1. to take upon (oneself) obligations beyond one s resources: to overcommit oneself with a mortgage. 2. to commit (someone) to an obligation which is beyond their… …   Australian English dictionary

  • overcommit — 1. verb To make excessive commitments, either beyond ones ability or beyond what is reasonable Dont overcommit yourself this month. See Also: overpromise 2. noun Allocation of more resources than are actually available …   Wiktionary

  • overcommit — overcommitment, n. /oh veuhr keuh mit /, v.t., overcommitted, overcommitting. to commit more than is feasible, desirable, or necessary. [1950 55; OVER + COMMIT] * * * …   Universalium

  • overcommit — v. commit more than is desirable or necessary; pledge or invest too much; take too many obligations upon oneself …   English contemporary dictionary

  • overcommit — verb (overcommits, overcommitting, overcommitted) oblige to do more than is possible. ↘allocate more (resources) than can be provided. Derivatives overcommitment noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • overcommit — o•ver•com•mit [[t]ˌoʊ vər kəˈmɪt[/t]] v. t. mit•ted, mit•ting cvb to commit more than is feasible, desirable, or necessary • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • overcommit — overcommitment, n. /oh veuhr keuh mit /, v.t., overcommitted, overcommitting. to commit more than is feasible, desirable, or necessary. [1950 55; OVER + COMMIT] …   Useful english dictionary

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