Part of speech: verb

To cheat.

Part of speech: verb

To extend over; reach or shoot too far.

Part of speech: verb

To strike the hind against the fore foot; said of a horse.

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Usage examples "overreach":

  1. He'll certainly try to overreach me again; but then once bitten twice shy. - "Tales of Bengal", S. B. Banerjea.
  2. Ordinarily, overreach occurs when the animal is at a gallop, and is thus met with in its severest form in hunters and steeplechasers. - "Diseases of the Horse's Foot", Harry Caulton Reeks.
  3. The Greek was not to be depended on; if it suited him, he would lie, betray, overreach, change sides, and think it no sin. - "Literary and General Lectures and Essays", Charles Kingsley.