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
References in classic literature ?
Had its wings overreached the firmament, the mind could not have been more filled or satisfied.
Old Arthur, however, was so intent upon his own designs, that he suffered himself to be overreached, and had no suspicion but that his good friend was in earnest.
Every man thinks for himself, and we are not to be easily overreached.
Finance is the reason as Network Rail has overreached itself in its Stalinist-type "great leap forward", i.
Oracle's damages expert served a report that overreached in multiple ways — each and every overreach compounding damages ever higher into the billions — evidently with the goal of seeing how much it could get away with, a 'free bite,' as it were," the judge wrote.