Definition of overshoot verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    overshoot

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈʃuːt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈʃuːt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they overshoot
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈʃuːt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈʃuːt//
     
    he / she / it overshoots
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈʃuːts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈʃuːts//
     
    past simple overshot
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈʃɒt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈʃɑːt//
     
    past participle overshot
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈʃɒt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈʃɑːt//
     
    -ing form overshooting
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈʃuːtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈʃuːtɪŋ//
     
    Plane travel
     
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] to go further than the place you intended to stop or turn overshoot something The aircraft overshot the runway. overshoot (something) (by something) She had overshot by 20 metres. See related entries: Plane travel
  2. 2[transitive] overshoot something (by something) to do more or to spend more money than you originally planned The department may overshoot its cash limit this year.
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