overshooting


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Overshoot \O`ver*shoot"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Overshot; p. pr.
   & vb. n. Overshooting.]
   1. To shoot over or beyond; to miss; as, to overshoot a mark;
      to overshoot the green in golf. "Not to overshoot his
      game." --South.
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   2. Hence: To go beyond an intended point or limit; as, to
      overshoot the runway in landing an airplane; to overshoot
      the endpoint in a titration.
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   2. To pass swiftly over; to fly beyond. --Hartle.
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   3. To exceed; as, to overshoot the truth. --Cowper.
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   To overshoot one's self, to venture too far; to assert too
      much.
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