how to pronounce overextend


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overextend is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of overextend in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… to reach out too far overextend too many …”

meanings of overextend


  1. To push a pawn too far, so that it becomes vulnerable to the opponent's attacks.
  2. To expand or extend to an excessive degree, especially to do so beyond a safe limit.
  3. To apply (a term) to too many referents, by overextension.

overextend frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word overextend occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics overextend can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that overextend can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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