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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)…
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