From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishoverextendo‧ver‧ex‧tend /ˌəʊvərɪkˈstend $ ˌoʊ-/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1TOO/TOO MUCHto try to do or use too much of something, causingproblems, illness, or damageoverextend yourself 🔊 Be careful not to overextend yourself. You’ve been very ill.2to spend more money than you actually have 🔊 Jackson’s company became overextended financially. —overextended adjective→ See Verb table
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overextend• I try not to overextend myself.• The samefreedom from joblimits that unleashesenormouseffort also encourages people to overextend themselves.overextend yourself• It'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.