verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of overreach
Examples from the Web for overreach
The danger of a potential Republican overreach or overreaction was clearly on the minds of people in both parties Wednesday.
But U.S. intelligence officials say the secret to defeating ISIS may be to wait for its overreach to catch up with it.
Overreach, though, is actually undermining the goal of the Russian separatists.
The two governors were supposed to stand as standard-bearers for the right against the overreach of Barack Obama.
In other words, keep the focus on Obamacare and away from possible charges of overreach.Republicans Compromise on the Budget, but Don’t Expect Them To Compromise on the Debt Ceiling|Eleanor Clift|December 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
You will be surprised to find out how far you come short, or overreach the mark.Inventions of the Great War|A. Russell (Alexander Russell) Bond
They advanced cautiously and then swung apart, evading the collision—each trying to tempt the other to stab and overreach.The Jester of St. Timothy's|Arthur Stanwood Pier
Mr. B. Why, Mary, would you have me crawl at the feet of a man who tries to overreach me?
The trouble is we take unnecessary responsibilities so seriously that we overreach ourselves and defeat our own good ends.The Untroubled Mind|Herbert J. Hall
He saw the old woman was resolved to outwit him, and he resolved to overreach the old woman.Phelim O'toole's Courtship and Other Stories|William Carleton
c.1300, "to reach above or beyond" (transitive), from over- + reach (v.). Meaning "to extend over something, to cover it" is from c.1400. Sense of "to reach beyond one's strength" is from 1560s. As a noun from 1550s. Related: Overreached; overreaching.