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

 

overextend

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvərɪkˈstend//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərɪkˈstend//
 
overextend yourselfVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they overextend
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvərɪkˈstend//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərɪkˈstend//
 
he / she / it overextends
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvərɪkˈstendz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərɪkˈstendz//
 
past simple overextended
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvərɪkˈstendɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərɪkˈstendɪd//
 
past participle overextended
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvərɪkˈstendɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərɪkˈstendɪd//
 
-ing form overextending
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvərɪkˈstendɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərɪkˈstendɪŋ//
 
 
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to be involved in more work or activities, or to spend more money, than you can manage without problems They should not overextend themselves on the mortgage.