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overshoot

verb [I or T]
 
 
/ˌəʊvəˈʃuːt/ (overshot, overshot)
to go further or do more than necessary or expected: They didn't want to overshoot by laying off huge numbers of people and having to hire them back.
FINANCE to spend more money than originally planned: Government spending continues to overshoot.overshoot (sth) by 10%/$10 million, etc. We overshot our budget this quarter by 12%.
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Translations of “overshoot”
in Spanish pasarse (de), salirse (de)…
in French dépasser…
in German hinausschießen über…
in Chinese (Traditional) 超過,超越(預定地點)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 超过,超越(预定地点)…
(Definition of overshoot verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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