verb (used with object), o·ver·shot, o·ver·shoot·ing.
verb (used without object), o·ver·shot, o·ver·shoot·ing.
- overshot wheel,
Origin of overshoot
Examples from the Web for overshoot
Well, one reason why upturns follow downturns is that downturns tend to overshoot.
There is a concept in financial maelstroms known as the overshoot.
Every time, I seem to come short on the field; or overshoot it.Out of the Air|Inez Haynes Irwin
I probably do not overshoot the mark when I say that there cannot be less than ten thousand.The Shadow of the Czar|John R. Carling
At sun-set we took in our sails, that we might not overshoot the straits of Desalon, called Solore by the natives.
It seemed to Bob that surely the lad must overshoot the mark by many yards.The Rules of the Game|Stewart Edward White
After being low it would come up too suddenly, overshoot the mark, only to be steered downwards again equally suddenly.Marvels of Scientific Invention|Thomas W. Corbin