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4 definitions found
 for overshoot
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Overshoot \O`ver*shoot"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Overshot; p. pr.
     & vb. n. Overshooting.]
     1. To shoot over or beyond; to miss; as, to overshoot a mark;
        to overshoot the green in golf. "Not to overshoot his
        game." --South.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Hence: To go beyond an intended point or limit; as, to
        overshoot the runway in landing an airplane; to overshoot
        the endpoint in a titration.
        [PJC]
  
     2. To pass swiftly over; to fly beyond. --Hartle.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. To exceed; as, to overshoot the truth. --Cowper.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     To overshoot one's self, to venture too far; to assert too
        much.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Overshoot \O`ver*shoot"\, v. i.
     To fly beyond the mark. --Collier.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  overshoot
      n 1: an approach that fails and gives way to another attempt
           [syn: overshoot, wave-off, go-around]
      v 1: shoot beyond or over (a target) [ant: undershoot]
      2: aim too high; "The plan overshoots its aim"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  33 Moby Thesaurus words for "overshoot":
     alight, come down, come in, crash-land, descend, ditch, downwind,
     exaggerate, exceed, go beyond, land, level off, light, overdo,
     overgo, overjump, overleap, overpass, overreach, overrun,
     overshoot the field, overshoot the mark, overstep, overstride,
     pancake, pass, settle down, superabound, surpass, talk down,
     touch down, transcend, upwind
  
  

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