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verb [intransitive/transitive] overstretch pronunciation in American English /ˌoʊvərˈstretʃ/
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present tense
present participleoverstretching
past tenseoverstretched
past participleoverstretched
  1. 1
    to try to do too much with the money, people, etc. that are available

    Police resources are overstretched in their fight against crime.

  2. 2
    to do more than you are capable of
    overstretch yourself:

    He tends to overstretch himself in his efforts to succeed.


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