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overextended
used in The Chocolate War

2 uses
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Definition
attempted to do too much
The exact meaning of overextended depends upon the context. For example:
  • "She overextended herself when she bought the car." — took on too much debt or fixed expense
  • "The army is overextended." — trying to do too much
  • "She overextended the ladder." — made it too long
  • "She overextended her shoulder." — stretched or reached too far
  • "She overextended her stay with her brother." — stayed too long
  • "While playing chess, she overextended her bishop." — moved it beyond a safe limit
  • That he'd overextended the school's finances.
    Chapter 24 (33% in)
  • That was his exact word, 'overextended.'
    Chapter 24 (34% in)

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