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overreach

verb

1 overreach

Fail by aiming too high or trying too hard.



2 overreach

Beat through cleverness and wit.

synonyms: beat, circumvent, outfox, outsmart, outwit.

Roget 702: be cunning etc. adj.; have cut one's eyeteeth; contrive etc. (plan) 626; live by one's wits; maneuver; intrigue, gerrymander, finesse, double, ... show more

Roget 731: succeed; be successful etc. adj.; gain one's end, gain one's ends; crown with success.    gain a point, attain a point, carry a point, secure a point, win a point, win an object; get there [U.S.]; ... show more

Roget 545: deceive, take in; defraud, cheat, jockey, do, cozen, diddle, nab, chouse, play one false, bilk, cully, jilt, ... show more

Roget 303: transgress, surpass, pass; go beyond, go by; show in front, come to the front; shoot ahead of; steal a march upon, steal a gain upon.    overstep, overpass, overreach, overgo, ... show more

Dutch: verschalken


Moby thesaurus: aggrandize, amplify, ballyhoo, bamboozle, beat, beguile, betray, bilk, bluff, build up, burlesque, cajole, caricature, carry too far, cheat on, chouse, circumvent, conjure, cozen, deceive ... show more.

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