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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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"Oracle's expert 'overreached' in concluding that Google owed up to US$6.1 billion in damages for alleged infringement of Oracle's Java patents," U.S.
2d DCA 1976), the court found that the husband overreached the wife under the following circumstances: Approximately 24 hours before the wedding, while the parties were shopping for wedding rings, the husband presented the wife with a prenuptial agreement in the jewelry store and gave her the ultimatum of "no agreement, no wedding." (30) The wedding was to take place at an airport where family and friends were invited as the couple traveled to board a cruise ship with booked passage on a honeymoon cruise to Europe, and all other arrangements made.
It is commonly believed that Enron--all right, Lay and Skilling--failed because of fraud, imaginative accounting, poor oversight and a criminal CFO who overreached himself with a few too many off-balance-sheet special purpose entities.
Mason writes, "It's now clear that we overreached with the push for gay marriage.
On May 8, Ontario Judge Robert MacKinnon ruled that the rights of 17-year-old Marc Hall, a self-confessed homosexual, overreached the rights of the Durham Catholic School Board and school community.