how to pronounce overextend

oʊvɚɪkstɛnd

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

meanings of overextend

verb:

  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.