overstepped overstepped  /ˈoʊ vər ˌstɛpt/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) pass beyond (limits or boundaries)
  2. (v) be superior or better than some standard

Usage(s):

  1. Mickey Mouse, who recently celebrated his 80th birthday, stars as an aspiring magician who overstepped his limits.
  2. I think even Erdogan realizes that he overstepped the mark.
  3. The political operation that DeLay and Buckham built pushed hard against the boundaries of campaign-finance lawsand on occasion overstepped them.

News

  1. Judge tosses NLRB ruling over disputed port jobs

    PORTLAND — A federal judge has reopened the dispute over which union workers at the Port of Portland should perform the task of plugging and unplugging refrigerated cargo containers.U.S. District Court Judge Michael Mosman ruled Monday that the National Labor Relations Board overstepped its authority last year when it awarded the work to union electricians instead of the International Longshore ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Columbian

  2. More Articles

    An Appeals Court ruled Friday that the National Labor Relations Board overstepped its authority when it announced a rule requiring all workplaces to prominently display a poster explaining employee union rights. It was the second Appeals Court to strike down the rule this year. The...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Washington Examiner

  3. Rigell urges Obama to consult Congress on Syria

    U.S. Rep. Scott Rigell, who argued two years ago that President Barack Obama overstepped his authority by engaging U.S. forces in Libya without congressional approval, pushed the same point Friday as Obama considered how to respond to Syria's use of chemical weapons against its own people.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Stars and Stripes

Quotes

  • Speaking at a security conference in Munich attended by Ali Larijani, Iran's chief nuclear negotiator, Putin said the US had "overstepped its national borders in every way" by resorting to force that was "almost uncontained". "This is...
    on Feb 10, 2007 By: Vladimir Putin Source: Times Online

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