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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He said: "I trimmed the right side a little bit, then obviously had to match it and trimmed the left, but overshot the mark a little bit.
He had tried to hurl it through an open upstairs window but overshot the mark so left a note that the parcel was "on your roof".
Top DoT officials claim that the cost has overshot the mark because the USOF administrator has made an " arithmetic mistake" which resulted in raising the estimate by ` 869 crore.
We very nearly came through and it's a pity to have missed it, but lately I have felt that we have overshot the mark - no one else is to blame and I hope no attempt will be made to suggest that we lacked support.
This is one opening that overshot the mark," one Spanish exhib says.