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Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)


Overshootv. t. 
  •  To shoot over or beyond; to miss; as, to overshoot a mark; to overshoot the green in golf.  South.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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]
  •  To pass swiftly over; to fly beyond.  Hartle.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To exceed; as, to overshoot the truth.  Cowper.  [1913 Webster]
To overshoot one's self, to venture too far; to assert too much.
Overshootv. i. 
     To fly beyond the mark.  Collier.  [1913 Webster]


Overshoot, v. & n.
--v.tr. (past and past part. -shot)
1 pass or send beyond (a target or limit).
2 (of an aircraft) fly beyond or taxi too far along (the runway) when landing or taking off.
1 the act of overshooting.
2 the amount of this.

overshoot the mark go beyond what is intended or proper; go too far. overshot wheel a waterwheel operated by the weight of water falling into buckets attached to its periphery.



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