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
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.
2. To pass swiftly over; to fly beyond. --Hartle.
3. To exceed; as, to overshoot the truth. --Cowper.
To overshoot one's self, to venture too far; to assert too