Definition of overset in English:


Syllabification: o·ver·set
Pronunciation: /ˌōvərˈset

verb (oversets, oversetting; past and past participle overset)

[with object]
  • 1Upset emotionally: the small kindness nearly overset her again
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    • He coughed, slightly overset by her uh, frank discussion of his private… matters.
    • ‘Joel has overset her, altogether.’
    • The shock overset her not-too-well-balanced mind.
  • 2chiefly British Overturn: he jumped up and overset the canoe
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    • ‘She overset my trigonometry,’ Burns complained, ‘and set me off at a tangent from the sphere of my studies.’
    • The Scriv. overset his cucurbit of corn mash with a jaundiced expletive.
    • One is that the reasoning in Enderby, on which it is explicitly founded, was overset by the European Court of Justice.

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