verb (used with object), o·ver·set, o·ver·set·ting.
verb (used without object), o·ver·set, o·ver·set·ting.
- (of type or copy) to set in or to excess.
- (of space) to set too much type for.
Examples from the Web for overset
Such terrible blows not only overset and oppress but, I fear, demoralise me.'
The foreman came in from the composing-room, told her gravely that the paper was overset, and departed with her copy.Otherwise Phyllis|Meredith Nicholson
The danger I was in has overset a new system of conduct, that, perhaps, I was too much inclined to adopt.The Belle's Stratagem|Hannah Cowley
After a struggle, however, in which the Prophet took part and two chairs were overset, she was obliged to desist.The Prophet of Berkeley Square|Robert Hichens
"I pray you, gentlemen, hold not the pipe too lightly lest it be overset and mar your garments," he instructed them.On the Lightship|Herman Knickerbocker Viel