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overhit Line breaks: over|hit
Pronunciation: /əʊvəˈhɪt/

Definition of overhit in English:

verb (overhits, overhitting; past and past participle overhit)

[with object]
(In sporting contexts) hit (a ball) too strongly or too far: he double-faulted in tiebreakers and overhit easy shots
More example sentences
  • Without trying to overhit the ball, it's easier to repeat shots, and when you repeat shots, eventually your ball is going to attack the pins with consistency.
  • A tendency to overhit the ball led to a couple of bad looking wides from what were really intended as passes for forwards running into space.
  • Arsenal can't get the ball at the moment, so Salihamidzic kindly overhits his cross by about 50 yards.

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