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English definition of “overstep”

overstep

verb [T] uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈstep/ us    /ˌoʊ.vɚ-/ (-pp-)
to go further than what is considered acceptable or correct: The bad language in that play overstepped the limits/boundaries of what ought to be allowed on television. I think you're overstepping your authority.Politics
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