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overstood

[oh-ver-stoo d] /ˌoʊ vərˈstʊd/
verb
1.
simple past tense and past participle of overstand.

overstand

[oh-ver-stand] /ˌoʊ vərˈstænd/
verb (used without object), overstood, overstanding. Nautical
1.
overreach (def 13).
Origin of overstand
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English overstonden to stand over or by; see over-, stand
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  • Doubtless he found, when he discovered George had gone, that he had "overstood the market."

    The Underground Railroad William Still
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overstand

v.

"to stand over or beside," from Old English oferstandan; see over- + stand (v.).

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