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English verb: overreach

1. overreach (social) fail by aiming too high or trying too hard


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)fail, go wrong, miscarry

2. overreach (competition) beat through cleverness and wit


SamplesI beat the traffic.
She outfoxed her competitors.


ExamplesSam cannot overreach Sue


Synonymsbeat, circumvent, outfox, outsmart, outwit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)exceed, outdo, outgo, outmatch, outperform, outstrip, surmount, surpass


Verb groupbeat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish









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