overextending

overextend

[oh-ver-ik-stend]
verb (used with object)
1.
to extend, reach, or expand beyond a proper, safe, or reasonable point: a company that overextended its credit to diversify.
2.
to extend for too long a time: to overextend a stay.
3.
to obligate (oneself) to more activities, work, etc., than one has time for or can accomplish well.

Origin:
1935–40; over- + extend

overextension [oh-ver-ik-sten-shuhn] , noun
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