Definition of overreach :
1. The act of striking the heel of the fore foot with the toe of the hind foot; - said of horses.
2. To cheat by cunning or deception.
3. To deceive, or get the better of, by artifice or cunning; to outwit; to cheat.
4. To reach above or beyond in any direction.
5. To reach too far
6. To sail on one tack farther than is necessary.
7. To strike the toe of the hind foot against the heel or shoe of the forefoot; - said of horses.
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- Still, it was a plot that might overreach itself. - "The Chevalier d'Auriac", S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats.
- God's mercy may well have allowed the evil one to overreach himself; and when the restoration came, how double was the joy of Job over these ten dear children! - "My Life as an Author", Martin Farquhar Tupper.
- Busy- bodies such as you invariably overreach themselves. - "Jimgrim and Allah's Peace", Talbot Mundy.