overreach


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overreach

verb accroach, annul, cheat, circumvent, deceive, defeat one's own purpose, defeat oneself by overdoing matters, dupe, encroach, exceed, extend beyond, extend over, fool, get the better of, have one's plans backfire, nullify one's gains, offset, outsmart, outwit, overact, overdo, overextend, overshoot, reach beyond, reach over, reach too far, thwart, trick, trip, undermine, undo
Associated concepts: undue influence
See also: betray, impose, intrude
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There are many varieties of sharp practitioners in this world, but I think the hardest of all to deal with are the men who overreach you under the disguise of inveterate good-humour.
This was a question more difficult of solution; but as knaves generally overreach themselves by imputing their own designs to others, the idea immediately presented itself that some circumstances of irritation between Quilp and the old man, arising out of their secret transactions and not unconnected perhaps with his sudden disappearance, now rendered the former desirous of revenging himself upon him by seeking to entrap the sole object of his love and anxiety into a connexion of which he knew he had a dread and hatred.
For the hearing, NACD Chairman Mathew Brainerd submitted a statement to the official record highlighting one such example of agency overreach.
The 10-year-old suffered an overreach and was pulled up before the fifth-last fence when attempting to register back-to-victories in the Coral Welsh Grand National.
is pure and simple regulatory overreach that is not supported by the law, judicial precedence or science.
The Devil Inside the Beltway: The Shocking Expose of the US Government's Surveillance and Overreach into Cybersecurity, Medicine and Small Business is a true-life spy story that reads like an Orwellian dystopia.
House of Representatives passed the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act (H.
has introduced "Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act" (H.
overreach and withdrawal in world affairs that has cost us dearly in blood and treasure.
The NAM will maintain its efforts on all fronts to protect manufacturers from further overreach.
Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe, has released his first campaign video, in which he promises to continue his "stand against the continued overreach of the federal government.
citizens from government's overreach and claimed that he will work to ensure that Americans' rights are protected.