how to pronounce overreach


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overreach is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of overreach in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… of our overreach of nature if you want …”

meanings of overreach


  1. To sail on one tack farther than is necessary.
  2. Of a horse: to strike the heel of a forefoot with the toe of a hindfoot.
  3. To deceive, to swindle.
  4. To get the better of, especially by artifice or cunning; to outwit.
  5. (transitive, intransitive) To reach above or beyond, especially to an excessive degree.
  6. To defeat or override a person's interest in property; (Britain, specifically) of a holder of the legal title of real property: by mortgaging or selling the legal title to a third party, to cause another person's equitable right in the property to be dissolved and to be replaced by an equitable right in the money received from the third party.
  7. To do something beyond an appropriate limit, or beyond one's ability.


  1. An act of extending or reaching over, especially if too far or much; overextension.
  2. Of a horse: an act of striking the heel of a forefoot with the toe of a hindfoot; an injury caused by this action.

overreach frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word overreach occurs in english on average 0.2 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 overreach 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 overreach can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

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