Synonyms of overreaching


1. overreach, fail, go wrong, miscarry

usage: fail by aiming too high or trying too hard

2. outwit, overreach, outsmart, outfox, beat, circumvent, surpass, outstrip, outmatch, outgo, exceed, outdo, surmount, outperform

usage: beat through cleverness and wit; "I beat the traffic"; "She outfoxed her competitors"


1. overreaching, vaulting, bold (vs. timid)

usage: revealing excessive self-confidence; reaching for the heights; "vaulting ambition"

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