verb (used with object)
to upset or overturn; overthrow.
into confusion; disorder physically or mentally.
verb (used without object)
to become upset, overturned, or overthrown.
4. Printing. a.
(of type or copy) to set
in or to excess.
(of space) to set too much type for.
the act or fact of oversetting; upset; overturn.
6. Also called overmatter. Printing.
matter set up in excess of space.
Origin: 1150–1200; Middle English oversetten; Related forms