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Definition of overstretch verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



overstretch somebody/something/yourselfVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they overstretch
he / she / it overstretches
past simple overstretched
-ing form overstretching
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to do more than you are capable of; to make someone or something do more than they are capable of This will overstretch the prison service's resources. Credit cards can tempt you to overstretch yourself (= spend more money than you can afford).
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adjective overstretched muscles overstretched services
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