overextend: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ō"vur-ik-stend'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to extend, reach, or expand beyond a proper, safe, or reasonable point: a company that overextended its credit to diversify.
  2. to extend for too long a time: to overextend a stay.
  3. to obligate (oneself&hasp;) to more activities, work, etc., than one has time for or can accomplish well.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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