Definition of Overstep

1. Verb. Pass beyond (limits or boundaries).

Exact synonyms: Transgress, Trespass
Generic synonyms: Go Across, Go Through, Pass
Derivative terms: Transgression



2. Verb. Be superior or better than some standard. "She topped her performance of last year"

Definition of Overstep

1. v. t. To step over or beyond; to transgress.

Definition of Overstep

1. Verb. (transitive) To go too far beyond (a limit); especially, to cross boundaries or exceed norms or conventions. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overstep

1. to go beyond [v -STEPPED, -STEPPING, -STEPS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overstep

overstated
overstatement
overstatements
overstates
overstating
overstay
overstay one's welcome
overstayed
overstaying
overstays
oversteepened
oversteer
oversteered
oversteering
oversteers
overstep (current term)
overstepped
overstepping
oversteps
overstimulate
overstimulated
overstimulates
overstimulating
overstimulation
overstir
overstirred
overstirring
overstirs
overstitch
overstock

Literary usage of Overstep

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1. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1869)
"... while taking care in no respect to fall short of its requirements, steadily refuse to overstep it. But when the question is of war, all the triumphs of ..."

2. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"Ancient philosophy did not overstep this dualism between the purposive activity of the form, on the one hand, and the resistance of matter on the other. ..."

3. A New Malagasy-English Dictionary by James Richardson (1885)
"Used of that which is made to overstep something else, or translated from one ... To overstep, to transgress a law or command, to translate or interpret; ..."

4. Things Chinese: Being Notes on Various Subjects Connected with China by James Dyer Ball (1893)
"... do not overstep it, thus staving off some of the worst effects of opium-smoking. Those who have yielded to it for years, and who are slaves to the pipe, ..."

5. The Idler in Italy by Marguerite Blessington (1839)
"... no two persons could well be more dissimilar. passionate warmth of the preachers, so frequently lead them to overstep the propriety of their calling. ..."

6. A Portion of the Journal Kept by Thomas Raikes, Esq., from 1831 to 1847 by Thomas Raikes (1857)
"... overstep the mark in her interference. She was also a favourite of the Queen. A scheme was made a short time ago by the chief physician of the Grand ..."

7. Appletons' Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events (1875)
"To overstep the boundary of current demand and glut the market, may be plying to the speculator and to tho manufacturer, si tar as he combines speculation ..."

8. Amos Tuck by Charles Robert Corning (1902)
"We leave it where our fathers left it; and, though we regard it as the sum of all evils, we shall yet overstep no law in our desire to see it exterminated. ..."

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