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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.
Translations of “overstep”
in Chinese (Traditional) 超越,逾越(可以接受的或正確的限度)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 超越,逾越(可以接受的或正确的限度)…
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