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Webster 1828 Edition


Overstep

OVERSTEP'

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Verb.
T.
To step over or beyond; to exceed.

Definition 2022


overstep

overstep

English

Verb

overstep (third-person singular simple present oversteps, present participle overstepping, simple past and past participle overstept or overstepped)

  1. (transitive) To go too far beyond (a limit); especially, to cross boundaries or exceed norms or conventions.
    That color scheme really oversteps the bounds of good taste.
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Derived terms

  • overstep the mark

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