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Adjective: overreaching  ,ow-vu(r)'ree-ching
  1. Revealing excessive self-confidence; reaching for the heights
    "overreaching ambition";
    - vaulting
Verb: overreach  ,ow-vu(r)'reech
  1. Fail by aiming too high or trying too hard
  2. Beat through cleverness and wit
    - outwit, outsmart, outfox, beat, circumvent, outthink

See also: bold

Type of: exceed, fail, go wrong, miscarry, outdo, outgo [archaic], outmatch, outperform, outstrip, surmount, surpass

Encyclopedia: Overreaching