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overshoot

[ verb oh-ver-shoot; noun oh-ver-shoot ]
/ verb 藢o蕣 v蓹r藞蕛ut; noun 藞o蕣 v蓹r藢蕛ut /
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verb (used with object), o路ver路shot, o路ver路shoot路ing.
verb (used without object), o路ver路shot, o路ver路shoot路ing.
to fly or go beyond.
to shoot over or above a mark.
noun
a shooting beyond a specified point or target: two overshoots in the missile test series.
the amount of excessive distance in a trajectory or route: a two-mile overshoot on the artillery range.
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Origin of overshoot

First recorded in 1325鈥75; Middle English oversheten, overshoten; over- + shoot1
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British Dictionary definitions for overshoot

overshoot
/ (藢蓹蕣v蓹藞蕛u藧t) /

verb -shoots, -shooting or -shot
to shoot or go beyond (a mark or target)
to cause (an aircraft) to fly or taxi too far along (a runway) during landing or taking off, or (of an aircraft) to fly or taxi too far along a runway
(tr) to pass swiftly over or down over, as water over a wheel
noun
an act or instance of overshooting
the extent of such overshooting
a momentary excessive response of an electrical or mechanical system
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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