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overshoot (plural overshoots)
- (uncountable) The amount by which something goes too far.
- Let's see if we can predict and correct for the overshoot.
- (countable, ecology) When the population of a species exceeds its environment's carrying capacity.
- To go too far.
- When you drive, you must remember to not overshoot the parking space and end up with two wheels over the line.
- To shoot too far.