- 1 [no object] Reach too far: never lean sideways from a ladder or overreachMore example sentences
- When your muscles don't recover, overload training evolves into overreaching, characterized by fatigue, decreased performance and a recovery time of about 2-3 weeks.
- Never overreach, lean out or away, push or pull a ladder while standing on it.
- Once on your perch, don't overreach or lean when working.
- 1.1 (overreach oneself) Defeat one’s own purpose by trying to do more than is possible: he was an arrogant egotist who overreached himselfMore example sentences
- Also, he tended to overreach himself by overdoing the glycerine act.
- I believe some legislators have overreached themselves in resorting to law provisions to safeguard women's rights.
- The day came, however, when the authorities overreached themselves.
- 1.2(Of a horse, dog, or other quadruped) bring the hind feet so far forward that they fall alongside or strike the forefeet: the horse overreached jumping the first hurdleMore example sentences
- Forging and overreaching are indications that the horse is moving out of balance, either in the foot specifically or in the entire body.
- When overreaching occurs a horse may strike the sole of the front foot, as it lifts off the ground, with the toe of the hind foot.
- 2 [with object] Get the better of (someone) by cunning: Faustus’s lunacy in thinking he can overreach the devilMore example sentences
- Let him suspect an officer of trying to overreach him in any matter of unauthorised stores, and he became as adamant.
- The plaintiff then amended his complaint to add a claim for relief from the Illinois judgment on the ground that it had been obtained by fraudulently overreaching him.
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- An injury to a forefoot of a horse resulting from its having overreached.More example sentences
- Ireland's top staying chaser has recovered from an overreach suffered when winning the James Nicholson Chase at Down Royal earlier this month.
- They are made from incredibly shock absorbent material that will absorb 99% of the shock of an overreach keeping the horse safe.
- I used manuka honey cream on an overreach which was so bad the only thing the vet could suggest was putting the hoof in a cast.
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- They were forgiving, as they are always, for they know my history as an overreacher and have heard me give the same soliloquy many times.
- Great England's Glory was thus already vulnerable as clandestine overreacher: and the suspicion that this might be so had already been brilliantly disseminated by Essex's enemies, the Jesuits.
- You can read these mistakes as those of an overreacher - he's never run a large company, so why did he assume he could run Disney?