overcommit

[ oh-ver-kuh-mit ]
/ ˌoʊ vər kəˈmɪt /

verb (used with object), o·ver·com·mit·ted, o·ver·com·mit·ting.

to commit more than is feasible, desirable, or necessary.

QUIZZES

WHO SAID IT: A QUIZ ON PRESIDENTIAL WIT AND WISDOM

Think you know your presidents? Take this quiz and see if you can match the style, wit, and ideology of these memorable lines to the right POTUS.
Question 1 of 9
“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”

Origin of overcommit

First recorded in 1950–55; over- + commit

OTHER WORDS FROM overcommit

o·ver·com·mit·ment, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for overcommit

overcommit
/ (ˌəʊvəkəˈmɪt) /

verb -mits, -mitting or -mitted

(tr) to promise, undertake, or allocate more than the available resources justify
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012