verb (used with object), overstepped, overstepping.
to go beyond; exceed: to overstep one's authority.

before 1000; Middle English oversteppen, Old English ofersteppan. See over-, step

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overstep (ˌəʊvəˈstɛp)
vb , -steps, -stepping, -stepped
(tr) to go beyond (a certain or proper limit)

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Word Origin & History

O.E. ofersteppan, from ofer "over" + steppan "to step" (see step). From the beginning, used in fig. senses.
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Example sentences
And there's almost no penalty at all for state actors who overstep their
Precise estimates would overstep our ability to measure the impact of the
  budget on these variables.
Federal agencies need to be careful not to overstep bounds in creating direct
  agreements with rural and urban fire departments.
Council understood the time constraints but did not want to overstep.
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