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From Middle English overstrecchen, corresponding to over- +‎ stretch. Compare Dutch overstrekken (to overstretch), German überstrecken (to overstretch).

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overstretch (third-person singular simple present overstretches, present participle overstretching, simple past and past participle overstretched)

  1. To stretch too far
  2. To stretch over something