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verb [intransitive/transitive] overstretch pronunciation in British English /ˌəʊvə(r)ˈstretʃ/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyoverstretch
he/she/itoverstretches
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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