Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


The proverb is applied to a person who has over-reached his neighbour.

As a mere politician, he may be judged to have over-reached himself.

For once in your life, Nat Bascom, you've over-reached yourself.

Deliberately had he permitted himself to be duped, circumvented, over-reached.

Madame Merle glanced at Isabel with a sort of world-wide smile, a thing that over-reached frontiers.

They over-reached themselves, and worked the very effect they attempted to exterminate.

"Miss Maynard will find that she has over-reached herself," said Gillett to the young man in conclusion.

But the alterations in the Marriage Laws marred the new hotel's chances, and Murray found that he had over-reached himself.

The Duke's ambition, being thus pampered and exasperated, over-reached itself.

Bessie had seen that Lolla was afraid of John, though now that he, had been over-reached she was ready enough to laugh at him.