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oh ver shooht

  • n  an approach that fails and gives way to another attempt
  • v  shoot beyond or over (a target)
  • v  aim too high
    The plan overshoots its aim

  • In combat, a sudden viff usually causes a pursuing fighter to overshoot.
  • The average daytime high temperature for New York City this week should be 57degreesF, but on any given day the mercury will almost certainly fall short of that mark or overshoot .
  • But they also have a tendency (by now well documented) to overshoot on both the upside and the downside.

  • Kevin Rudd in Melbourne Herald Sun
    We are currently likely to ...... overshoot our Kyoto target by one per cent,Mr Rudd told ABC radio today.
  • Ben Bernanke in FOXNews
    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,...
  • Barack Obama in FOXNews
    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."

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