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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%.
→  Compare undershoot
Translations of “overshoot”
in Vietnamese bắn quá đích…
in Spanish pasarse (de), salirse (de)…
in Thai ยิงเลยเป้าหมาย…
in Malaysian melewati…
in French dépasser…
in German hinausschießen über…
in Chinese (Traditional) 超過,超越(預定地點)…
in Indonesian meluncur lebih jauh…
in Chinese (Simplified) 超过,超越(预定地点)…
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