Also found in: Dictionary, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to overstep: overstep boundaries
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • verb

Synonyms for overstep

to go beyond the limits of

Synonyms for overstep

pass beyond (limits or boundaries)

be superior or better than some standard

References in periodicals archive ?
As long as those players understand there's a line you can't overstep then they know what they have to do to get the best out of themselves and that's what important for the team to have success.
It goes on to demand court stripping, impeachment of federal judges and calls on Congress to "reduce or eliminate the funding of federal courts, the salaries of judges excepted, that overstep their constitutional authority.
But critics say that faith-based health plans overstep the boundaries of church and state.
It takes more willpower to hold back than to overstep.
Telecom revenues in China quadrupled in ten years, reaching 1,222 billion Yuan (122 billion euros) for more than 800 million subscribers1, with the number of internet users expected to overstep the 120 million mark in 2005 and climb to more than 200 million next year2.
There had been the big overstep in particular and in our minds that was more a deliberate overstep to have a go at Trott, who had been batting so well," The Dominion Post quoted Hill, as saying.
While they may be part of the game, they could provide an opening for people to overstep the mark.
When lawmakers overstep their bounds and infringe on constitutional rights, courts are there to pull them back.
BETWEEN THE LINES: For once bureaucrats declined to overstep their boundaries.
Although his speech paid lavish tributes to the churchman, the audience were left in no doubt that Reid was warning him not to overstep the mark any further in his campaign.