Overshoot

Definition of Overshoot

O`ver`shoot´
v. t.1.To shoot over or beyond; to miss; as, to overshoot a mark; to overshoot the green in golf.
[imp. & p. p. Overshot ; p. pr. & vb. n. Overshooting.]
2.To go beyond an intended point or limit; as, to overshoot the runway in landing an airplane; to overshoot the endpoint in a titration.
2.To pass swiftly over; to fly beyond.
3.To exceed; as, to overshoot the truth.
To overshoot one's self
to venture too far; to assert too much.
v. i.1.To fly beyond the mark.

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