Definition of overhit in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌōvərˈhit/

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

(In tennis and other sports played with a ball) hit the ball too strongly or too far: Glenders has overhit another ball [no object]: Marat Safinwas overhitting, mucking up volleys, but he won anyway
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  • 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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