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overcommit

[ oh-ver-kuh-mit ]
/ ˌoʊ vər kəˈmɪt /
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verb (used with object), o·ver·com·mit·ted, o·ver·com·mit·ting.
to commit more than is feasible, desirable, or necessary.
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Origin of overcommit

First recorded in 1950–55; over- + commit

OTHER WORDS FROM overcommit

o·ver·com·mit·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for overcommit

overcommit
/ (ˌəʊvəkəˈmɪt) /

verb -mits, -mitting or -mitted
(tr) to promise, undertake, or allocate more than the available resources justify
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