overstep
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˌəʊvəˈstɛp/
  • (America) enPR: ō'vəstĕpʹ, IPA: /ˌoʊvɚˈstɛp/
Verb

overstep (oversteps, present participle overstepping; past and past participle overstepped)

  1. (transitive) To go too far beyond (a limit); especially, to cross boundaries or exceed norms or conventions.
    That color scheme really oversteps the bounds of good taste.
  2. To take a step in which the foot touches ground too far forward.
  3. To move with a gait such that the hind foot touches the ground forward of the point where the front foot touches the ground.
Translations Noun

overstep (uncountable)

  1. A gait in which the hind foot touches ground in front of where the front foot touches the ground.
  2. A movement in which one oversteps.



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