Definition of overcommit in English:


Line breaks: over|com¦mit
Pronunciation: /əʊvəkəˈmɪt

verb (overcommits, overcommitting, overcommitted)

[with object]
1Oblige (someone) to do more than they are capable of, especially to repay a loan they 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



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  • 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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