outstep

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From out- +‎ step.

Verb[edit]

outstep (third-person singular simple present outsteps, present participle outstepping, simple past and past participle outstepped)

  1. (transitive) To step or go beyond; exceed; overstep.
    • 1815, Jane Austen, Emma, volume II, chapter 14:
      “We cannot suppose,” said Emma, smiling, “that Mr. Elton would hesitate to assure you of there being a very musical society in Highbury; and I hope you will not find he has outstepped the truth more than may be pardoned, in consideration of the motive.”

Etymology 2[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

outstep

  1. Alternative form of outcept

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