how to pronounce overshoot


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overshoot is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… better to overshoot than undershoot …”

meanings of overshoot


  1. To venture too far; to overreach (oneself).
  2. To pass swiftly over; to fly beyond.
  3. To go past something; to go too far.
  4. To shoot beyond; to shoot too far to hit something.
  5. To exceed.


  1. The amount by which something goes too far.
  2. When the population of a species exceeds its environment's carrying capacity.

overshoot frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word overshoot 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 overshoot 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 overshoot can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

4) transport and travel;

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