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overcommit

[ oh-ver-kuh-mit ]
/ 藢o蕣 v蓹r k蓹藞m瑟t /
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verb (used with object), o路ver路com路mit路ted, o路ver路com路mit路ting.
to commit more than is feasible, desirable, or necessary.
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Origin of overcommit

First recorded in 1950鈥55; over- + commit

OTHER WORDS FROM overcommit

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

overcommit
/ (藢蓹蕣v蓹k蓹藞m瑟t) /

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