English version

overextend

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishoverextendo‧ver‧ex‧tend /ˌəʊvərɪkˈstend $ ˌoʊ-/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 TOO/TOO MUCHto try to do or use too much of something, causing problems, illness, or damageoverextend yourself 🔊 Be careful not to overextend yourself. You’ve been very ill.2 to spend more money than you actually have 🔊 Jackson’s company became overextended financially.overextended adjective→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
overextendI try not to overextend myself.The same freedom from job limits that unleashes enormous effort also encourages people to overextend themselves.overextend yourselfIt's common for out-of-work families to overextend themselves.I try not to overextend myself.The same freedom from job limits that unleashes enormous effort also encourages people to overextend themselves.
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Verb table
overextend
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyoverextend
he, she, itoverextends
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyoverextended
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave overextended
he, she, ithas overextended
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad overextended
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill overextend
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have overextended
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam overextending
he, she, itis overextending
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you, we, theyare overextending
Past
I, he, she, itwas overextending
you, we, theywere overextending
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been overextending
he, she, ithas been overextending
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been overextending
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be overextending
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been overextending
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