[ verb oh-ver-strech; noun oh-ver-strech, oh-ver-strech ]
/ verb ˌoʊ vərˈstrɛtʃ; noun ˌoʊ vərˈstrɛtʃ, ˈoʊ vərˌstrɛtʃ /
verb (used with object)
to stretch excessively.
to stretch or extend over.
an act or instance of overstretching.
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Examples from the Web for 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|Peter Jukes|June 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I do not overstretch the truth when I say that he liked himself first-rate.Local Color|Irvin S. Cobb
British Dictionary definitions for overstretch
/ (ˌəʊvəˈstrɛtʃ) /
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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Medicine definitions for overstretch
[ ō′vər-strĕch′ ]
To stretch one's body or muscles to the point of strain or injury.
To stretch or extend over.
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