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o·ver·step / ˌōvərˈstep/ •
v. (-stepped, -step·ping) pass beyond (a limit): you must not overstep your borrowing limit. ∎ violate (a rule or standard of behavior): he has overstepped the bounds of acceptable discipline.PHRASES: overstep the mark behave in an unacceptable way.
oxford views updated May 08 2018
An unconformable relationship in which a younger series of rocks rests upon progressively older rocks, suggesting the series below the unconformity
is tilted. See also OFFLAP
; and OVERLAP
The progressive development of hanging-wall thrusts