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Meaning of OVERSHOOT

Pronunciation:  `owvur'shoot

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an approach that fails and gives way to another attempt
  2. [v]  aim too high; "The plan overshoots its aim"
  3. [v]  shoot beyond or over (a target)

OVERSHOOT is a 9 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: go-around, wave-off
 Antonyms: undershoot
 See Also: aim, aim, aspire, direct, landing approach, miss, shoot, shoot for, take, take aim, train



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \O`ver*shoot"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overshot}; p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Overshooting}.]
    1. To shoot over or beyond. ``Not to overshoot his game.''
    2. To pass swiftly over; to fly beyond. --Hartle.
    3. To exceed; as, to overshoot the truth. --Cowper.
    {To overshoot one's self}, to venture too far; to assert too
  2. \O`ver*shoot"\, v. i.
    To fly beyond the mark. --Collier.
Thesaurus Terms
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