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Overstep definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

OVERSTEP', v.t. To step over or beyond; to exceed.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: pass beyond (limits or boundaries) [syn: transgress, trespass, overstep]
2: be superior or better than some standard; "She exceeded our expectations"; "She topped her performance of last year" [syn: exceed, transcend, overstep, pass, go past, top]

Merriam Webster's

transitive verb Date: before 12th century exceed, transgress

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. (-stepped, -stepping) 1 pass beyond (a boundary or mark). 2 violate (certain standards of behaviour etc.).

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Overstep O`ver*step", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Overstepped; p. pr. & vb. n. Overstepping.] [AS. ofersteppan.] To step over or beyond; to transgress. --Shak.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(oversteps, overstepping, overstepped) If you say that someone oversteps the limits of a system or situation, you mean that they do something that is not allowed or is not acceptable. The Commission is sensitive to accusations that it is overstepping its authority... = go beyond VERB: V n If someone oversteps the mark, they behave in a way that is considered unacceptable. He overstepped the mark and we had no option but to suspend him. = go too far PHRASE: V inflects

Moby Thesaurus

abuse a privilege, advance upon, bother, break bounds, encroach, encroach upon, exaggerate, exceed, go beyond, go too far, impose on, impose upon, inconvenience, infringe, intrude, invade, irrupt, know no bounds, make an inroad, make free with, obtrude upon, outstep, overdo, overgo, overjump, overleap, overpass, overreach, overrun, overshoot, overshoot the field, overshoot the mark, overstep the bounds, overstride, pass, presume on, presume upon, superabound, surpass, take a liberty, take liberties, transcend, transgress, trespass, trouble, usurp



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