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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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The first sign that the Republicans had overreached came with their sweeping proposals, now muted, to scale back environmental regulations.
Aguilera may have overreached on this album -- there is plenty to nitpick -- but give the girl credit for knowing how to have fun.
I think we've overreached a bit,'' Canyon coach Harry Welch said.
He's also overreached in places, and some may find the show too overheated to take seriously.