overshoot

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Synonyms for overshoot

an approach that fails and gives way to another attempt

shoot beyond or over (a target)

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Basically, he cuts apart the poster's textual foreground and its background hue, always slightly overshooting the mark so as to carry over slivers of contextual information as a sort of ambient "noise.
The minutes from the June meeting didn't say why Thomas Hoenig, the mild-mannered inflation hawk who heads the Kansas City Fed, voted with Greenspan after having said just two months earlier that he was concerned that the Fed was in danger of overshooting the mark.
Other approaches to overcome the physical edge of the trackpad force the user to think in 'joystick mode,' slowly steering the cursor and constantly overshooting the mark.