overextend overextend  /ˌoʊ və rɪk ˈstɛnd/

Definition(s):

  • (v) strain excessively

Usage(s):

  1. Inevitably, people asked if some moral rot has crept into the sport of kings, wherein immature horses are urged to overextend themselves on legs that snap like icicles.
  2. Business did overextend itself last spring, just before the President dampered the roaring commodity boom.
  3. This leads students to overextend themselves by taking on unadvisably large loans or excessively demanding jobs.

News

  • International Champions Cup 2013: Key Players Who Must Step Up in Round 1

    Clubs must strike the right balance during the 2013 International Champions Cup. While they would like to make a deep run in the marquee preseason tournament, they don't want to overextend any players with the new campaign around the corner. The increased spotlight as compared to normal preseason friendlies should allow certain players to shine. Since it's unknown how much the biggest stars will ...
    on July 31, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

Quotes

  1. "If the government doesn't give me any assistance, then I guess I'm going to have to go overextend myself and take out a loan," 59-year-old Bessie Griffin said Friday as she waited to meet with Road Home representatives.
    on Jul 30, 2007 By: Bessie Griffin Source: Washington Post

  2. "We talked about the third period being a period where we couldn't make mistakes, you couldn't overextend your shifts, you couldn't get caught in a bad line change," Carolina coach Peter Laviolette said. "We had a breakdown defensively right...
    on Jan 30, 2007 By: Peter Laviolette Source: ESPN

  3. "When Pedroia hit the ball out, it allowed us to line up the good pitchers, not overextend guys or face people we didn't want to," Francona said. "Some wins seem harder than others, and that was a tough one. Playing tied on the road is very...
    on Aug 8, 2007 By: Terry Francona Source: USA Today

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