What is another word for overshoot?

247 synonyms found


[ ˌə͡ʊvəʃˈuːt], [ ˌə‍ʊvəʃˈuːt], [ ˌəʊ_v_ə_ʃ_ˈuː_t]

Overshoot refers to the act of passing a target, limit or boundary by going beyond said mark. There are various synonyms for the word. One is overrun, which is similar to overshoot, only that it is mostly used in a military context. Exceed, overreach, and surpass are also synonyms of the word overshot. Exceed refers to passing a mark or limit, while overreach means to do more than one intends. Surpass on the other hand means to go beyond, often reaching a level or standard higher than expected. Overstep, overdo, and go too far are also synonyms of overshoot. These terms are usually used to refer to a mistake made by an individual.

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What are the opposite words for overshoot?

Overshoot means to exceed or go beyond a particular limit, range, or target. Its antonyms are words that mean to stay within or fall short of a limit. Some antonyms of overshot are undershoot, fall short, miss, come short, fall behind, underachieve, and come in under. Undershoot means to aim or perform lower than the target or goal. Fall short means to fail to reach a goal or target; to fall behind means to lag behind a desired level of progress in a task, while miss means to not hit or reach a target at all. These antonyms are useful in describing situations when one's performance or target fell short of expectations.

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Usage examples for Overshoot

At the same time, the inertia of the air rushing out of the tube would cause it to overshoot the mark, and a short time after opening the valve the tube, so far from containing compressed air, would contain air slightly rarefied near its mouth, and this rarefication would travel back up the tube in the form of wave motion, and, being reflected as condensation at the closed end, travel down again; and so after being reflected once or twice at the open or closed end, become damped out very rapidly in virtue of both air friction and the radiation of the energy.
"Hertzian Wave Wireless Telegraphy"
John Ambrose Fleming
Not to overshoot the mark when we want to hit it in the bull's-eye.
"The Queen of Hearts"
Wilkie Collins Last Updated: January 3, 2009
Even Cardinal Fleury, who co-operated with Walpole in bringing about the settlement, thought at one time that Walpole was too strenuous and was likely to overshoot the mark.
"A History of the Four Georges, Volume II (of 4)"
Justin McCarthy

Famous quotes with Overshoot

  • If you move something 10 pounds through space and then stop suddenly, there's a little overshoot. When you transfer weight from one leg to another, there's a certain way that it happens.
    Brad Bird

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