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"overshoot" in British English

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overshootverb [T]

uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈʃuːt/  us   /ˌoʊ.vɚ-/ (overshot, overshot)
to go ​further than the end of or past something, without ​intending to: The ​plane overshot the runway and ​finished up in the ​water.
(Definition of overshoot from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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overshootverb [T]

 us   /ˌoʊ·vərˈʃut/ (past tense and past participle overshot  /ˌoʊ·vərˈʃɑt/ )
to go past or beyond a ​limit or ​stoppingplace: The ​plane overshot the ​runway and ​wound up in a ​cornfield.
(Definition of overshoot from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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overshootverb [I or T]

uk   us   /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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overshootnoun [S]

uk   us   /ˈəʊvəˌʃuːt/
FINANCE the ​act of ​spending more than originally ​planned, or the ​extraamountspent: This ​projected overshoot is the biggest in any ​inflationreport in the past three ​years.
(Definition of overshoot from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “overshoot”
in Spanish pasarse (de), salirse (de)…
in Vietnamese bắn quá đích…
in Malaysian melewati…
in Thai ยิงเลยเป้าหมาย…
in French dépasser…
in German hinausschießen über…
in Chinese (Simplified) 超过,超越(预定地点)…
in Indonesian meluncur lebih jauh…
in Chinese (Traditional) 超過,超越(預定地點)…
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