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Definition of overstep verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



overstep somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they overstep
he / she / it oversteps
past simple overstepped
-ing form overstepping
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  • to go beyond what is normal or allowed to overstep your authority He tends to overstep the boundaries of good taste.
  • Idioms
    overstep the mark/line
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    to behave in a way that people think is not acceptable She realized she had overstepped the mark and quickly apologized.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: overstep

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