- 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 yards.
- 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.
NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈʃut//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they overshoot
he / she / it overshoots
past simple overshot
-ing form overshooting