Etymology
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overstep (v.)

Old English ofersteppan "to step over or beyond; cross, exceed;" see over- + step (v.). From the beginning used in figurative senses. Related: Overstepped; overstepping.

updated on November 09, 2019

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Definitions of overstep from WordNet

overstep (v.)
pass beyond (limits or boundaries);
Synonyms: transgress / trespass
overstep (v.)
be superior or better than some standard;
Synonyms: exceed / transcend / pass / go past / top
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