overshoot overshoot  /ˈoʊ vər ˌʃut/


  1. (n) an approach that fails and gives way to another attempt
  2. (v) shoot beyond or over (a target)
  3. (v) aim too high



  1. In combat, a sudden viff usually causes a pursuing fighter to overshoot.
  2. That is the issue, whether we'll overshoot and end up being below, in inflation-adjusted terms, where we were in 1997.
  3. They overshoot their correct values, in part because nobody is ever sure exactly what those correct values are.


  • The upside of current market turbulence

    As some prices overshoot in the downward direction, as they inevitably do, investors will come across opportunities that they previously could only hope for.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CNN Money


  1. "We are currently likely to ...... overshoot our Kyoto target by one per cent," Mr Rudd told ABC radio today.
    on Dec 2, 2007 By: Kevin Rudd Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  2. "The risk exists that, with aggregate demand exhibiting considerable momentum, output could overshoot its sustainable path, leading ultimately - in the absence of countervailing monetary policy action - to further upward pressure on inflation,"...
    on Feb 16, 2006 By: Ben Bernanke Source: FOXNews

  3. Asked about the mix-up Wednesday at a campaign stop in Wapello, Iowa, Obama said, "We just seemed to overshoot the runway by about 150 miles apparently."
    on Nov 7, 2007 By: Barack Obama Source: FOXNews

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