overstretch

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English overstrecchen, corresponding to over- +‎ stretch. Compare Dutch overstrekken(to overstretch), German überstrecken(to overstretch).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

overstretch ‎(third-person singular simple present overstretches, present participle overstretching, simple past and past participle overstretched)

  1. To stretch too far
  2. To stretch over something