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overstood

[oh-ver-stoo d]
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verb
  1. simple past tense and past participle of overstand.

overstand

[oh-ver-stand]
verb (used without object), o·ver·stood, o·ver·stand·ing. Nautical.
  1. overreach(def 13).

Origin of overstand

1300–50; Middle English overstonden to stand over or by; see over-, stand
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  • Doubtless he found, when he discovered George had gone, that he had "overstood the market."

    The Underground Railroad

    William Still


Word Origin and History for overstood

overstand

v.

"to stand over or beside," from Old English oferstandan; see over- + stand (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper