Definition of overcommit in English:

overcommit

Syllabification: o·ver·com·mit
Pronunciation: /ˌōvərkəˈmit
 
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verb (overcommits, overcommitting, overcommitted)

[with object]
  • 1Oblige (oneself or others) to do more than one is capable of, as to repay a loan one cannot afford: multiple borrowers who may be overcommitting themselves
    More example sentences
    • I'm already overcommitted with books I've agreed to read and blurb and introductions I've agreed to write going back some years.
    • When businesses are not sure of what's happening, they want to hold onto their cash and not overcommit on space they won't need.
    • Before you overcommit to others, take care of yourself.
  • 1.1Allocate more (resources) to a purpose than can be provided: they could easily overcommit their budgets

Derivatives

overcommitment

noun
More example sentences
  • Totally insane overcommitments knocked it out for a time.
  • I think my biggest struggle has been caused by overcommitments and my previous lack of time-management skills.
  • Isolationists killed the measure as an overcommitment of American power and prestige.

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