[verb oh-ver-strech; noun oh-ver-strech, oh-ver-strech]
- to stretch excessively.
- to stretch or extend over.
- an act or instance of overstretching.
Origin of overstretch
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Contemporary Examples of overstretch
However, the agency began to overstretch its finances and suffered heavy losses in the 1987 crash.Charles Saatchi: From Saatchi & Saatchi to Allegedly Choking Nigella Lawson
June 18, 2013
Historical Examples of overstretch
I do not overstretch the truth when I say that he liked himself first-rate.Local Color
Irvin S. Cobb
- to make excessive demands or put excessive pressure on (oneself, finances, etc)
- to stretch (muscles or limbs) too much or too hard
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- To stretch one's body or muscles to the point of strain or injury.
- To stretch or extend over.
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