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overstep

[ oh-ver-step ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈstɛp /
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verb (used with object), o·ver·stepped, o·ver·step·ping.

to go beyond; exceed: to overstep one's authority.

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Origin of overstep

before 1000; Middle English oversteppen,Old English ofersteppan.See over-, step
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British Dictionary definitions for overstep

overstep
/ (ˌəʊvəˈstɛp) /

verb -steps, -stepping or -stepped

(tr) to go beyond (a certain or proper limit)
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