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overstretch

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishoverstretcho‧ver‧stretch /ˌəʊvəˈstretʃ $ ˌoʊvər-/ verb [transitive]  to try to do more than you are able to, or to use more money, supplies etc than you have an overstretched social services departmentoverstretch yourself Problems only arise when people overstretch themselves.→ See Verb table
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overstretchThere is a danger that a voluntary organisation can take on more than it can handle and consequently overstretch its resources.Problems arise only when we overstretch ourselves.overstretch yourselfProblems arise only when we overstretch ourselves.
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Verb table
overstretch
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyoverstretch
he, she, itoverstretches
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyoverstretched
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave overstretched
he, she, ithas overstretched
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad overstretched
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill overstretch
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have overstretched
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam overstretching
he, she, itis overstretching
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you, we, theyare overstretching
Past
I, he, she, itwas overstretching
you, we, theywere overstretching
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been overstretching
he, she, ithas been overstretching
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been overstretching
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be overstretching
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been overstretching
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