o·ver·shoot • v. / ˌōvərˈshoōt/ (past and past part. -shot) [tr.] go past (a point) unintentionally, esp. through traveling too fast or being unable to stop: they overshot their intended destination | [intr.] he had overshot by fifty yards but backed up to the junction. ∎ (of an aircraft) fly beyond or taxi too far along (the runway) when landing or taking off: he has overshot the landing strip again. ∎ exceed (a target or limit): the department may overshoot its cash limit. • n. / ˈōvərshoōt/ an act of going past or beyond a point, target, or limit. ∎ an amount or distance by which a target is passed.
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