overshoot o‧ver‧shoot [ˌəʊvəˈʆuːt ǁ ˌoʊvər-] verb overshot PTandPP [-ˈʆɒt ǁ -ˈʆɑːt] [transitive]
to go past a figure or level that was set as a limit or target:

• Money supply grew at a rapid rate in January, and overshot the German central bank's 5.5% limit.

— opposite undershoot
— overshooting noun [uncountable] :

• There would be a continuing problem of overshooting or undershooting.

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overshoot UK US /ˌəʊvəˈʃuːt/ verb [I or T] (overshot, overshot)
to go further or do more than necessary or expected: »

They didn't want to overshoot by laying off huge numbers of people and having to hire them back.

FINANCE to spend more money than originally planned: »

Government spending continues to overshoot.

overshoot (sth) by 10%/$10 million, etc. »

We overshot our budget this quarter by 12%.

Compare UNDERSHOOT(Cf. undershoot)
overshoot UK US /ˈəʊvəˌʃuːt/ noun [S]
FINANCE the act of spending more than originally planned, or the extra amount spent: »

This projected overshoot is the biggest in any inflation report in the past three years.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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