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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Overshoot \O`ver*shoot"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Overshot; p. pr. & vb. n. Overshooting.] 1. To shoot over or beyond; to miss; as, to overshoot a mark; to overshoot the green in golf. "Not to overshoot his game." --South. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: To go beyond an intended point or limit; as, to overshoot the runway in landing an airplane; to overshoot the endpoint in a titration. [PJC] 2. To pass swiftly over; to fly beyond. --Hartle. [1913 Webster] 3. To exceed; as, to overshoot the truth. --Cowper. [1913 Webster] To overshoot one's self, to venture too far; to assert too much. [1913 Webster]