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.

Nearby words

  1. overcoat,
  2. overcoat, the,
  3. overcoating,
  4. overcoil,
  5. overcome,
  6. overcompensate,
  7. overcompensation,
  8. overcomplex,
  9. overconfident,
  10. overconsumption

Origin of overcommit

First recorded in 1950–55; over- + commit

Related formso·ver·com·mit·ment, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for overcommitment

overcommit

/ (ˌəʊvəkəˈmɪt) /

verb -mits, -mitting or -mitted

(tr) to promise, undertake, or allocate more than the available resources justify
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