over·reach /-ˈrɪʧ/ 不及物動詞
O·ver·reach, v. i.
1. To reach too far; as: (a) To strike the toe of the hind foot against the heel or shoe of the forefoot; -- said of horses. (b) Naut. To sail on one tack farther than is necessary.
2. To cheat by cunning or deception.
O·ver·reach n. The act of striking the heel of the fore foot with the toe of the hind foot; -- said of horses.
O·ver·reach v. t. [imp. & p. p. Overreached (Overraught obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. Overreaching.]
1. To reach above or beyond in any direction.
2. To deceive, or get the better of, by artifice or cunning; to outwit; to cheat.
v 1: fail by aiming too high or trying too hard
2: beat through cleverness and wit; "I beat the traffic"; "She
outfoxed her competitors" [syn: outwit, outsmart, outfox,