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Verb (usu participle)


overstepv. t. [AS. ofersteppan.].
     To step over or beyond; to transgress; as, to overstep the bounds of propriety.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]


overstep, v.tr. (-stepped, -stepping)
1 pass beyond (a boundary or mark).
2 violate (certain standards of behaviour etc.).



abuse a privilege, advance upon, bother, break bounds, encroach, encroach upon, exaggerate, exceed, go beyond, go too far, impose on, impose upon, inconvenience, infringe, intrude, invade, irrupt, know no bounds, make an inroad, make free with, obtrude upon, outstep, overdo, overgo, overjump, overleap, overpass, overreach, overrun, overshoot, overshoot the field, overshoot the mark, overstep the bounds, overstride, pass, presume on, presume upon, superabound, surpass, take a liberty, take liberties, transcend, transgress, trespass, trouble, usurp




VB transgress, surpass, pass, go beyond, go by, show in front, come to the front, shoot ahead of, steal a march upon, steal a gain upon, overstep, overpass, overreach, overgo, override, overleap, overjump, overskip, overlap, overshoot the mark, outstrip, outleap, outjump, outgo, outstep, outrun, outride, outrival, outdo, beat, beat hollow, distance, leave in the lurch, leave in the rear, throw into the shade, exceed, transcend, surmount, soar, encroach, trespass, infringe, trench upon, entrench on, intrench on, strain, stretch a point, strain a point, cross the Rubicon.

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