2016年4月20日 星期三

outclass, reopen, outwit, over-reached, outsmart, overreach yourself, overestimate


Our most-read story this year explored a problem that was unimaginable a few decades ago

Once in the classroom, boys long to be out of it.
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Why China's Eurasian integration project—One Belt, One Road—could be a case of risky geopolitical overreach: http://ow.ly/LPx0s
Jacob Stokes | China's One Belt, One Road Initiative | Foreign Affairs


While the eyes of the world focus on China’s aggression in the seas to its...
FOREIGNAFFAIRS.COM


Obama Tells Republicans to ‘Reopen the Government’
By JACKIE CALMES and JEREMY W. PETERS 9:02 PM ET


In a show of defiance that reflected Democrats’ confidence that conservatives had overreached, President Obama called on House Republicans to stop fighting his health care law.



As a consequence of the Porsche family's over-reaching, its carmaking business, while still healthy, faces the end of its long-cherished independence.
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Lehman, Hypo Risks Created ‘Messes’ for Flowers’s Japanese Bank
Bloomberg - USA
19 (Bloomberg) -- Billionaire J. Christopher Flowers says Shinsei Bank Ltd., the Japanese lender he partly owns, over-reached with investments in the US and ...

Why Powerful People Overestimate Themselves


President Barack Obama isn't as great as he thinks he is. To be fair, neither were Presidents Bush or Clinton — or Washington or Lincoln, for that matter. The same can be said for every general who ever commanded an army or every boss who ever ran an office. The fact is, if there's one thing that defines people in powerful positions, it's that they overestimate what they can do with that power.
That, at least, is the conclusion of a study published in the current issue of the journal Psychological Science. And while you may have always suspected that the folks who run the world aren't all they're cracked up to be, don't take too much satisfaction from the fact. It's the rest of us who wind up paying for their overreaching. (See pictures of how Presidents age in office.)

牛津英文辭典的overreach有一種解釋:Get the better of by cunning; outwit:
有趣的是例子是我們後天讀書會的主角:浮士德博士
Faustus’s lunacy in thinking he can overreach the devil
中國中南海也有昏了頭、賣了靈的浮士德博士嗎?


outclass
aʊtˈklɑːs/
verb
past tense: outclassed; past participle: outclassed
  1. be far superior to.
    "Villa totally outclassed us in the first half"
    synonyms:surpass, be superior to, be better than, outshineovershadoweclipse,

overestimate Show phonetics
verb [I or T]
to think that something is or will be greater, more extreme or more important than it really is:
The benefits of nuclear technology, she said, had been grossly overestimated.
They were forced to the conclusion that they had overestimated him/his abilities.
I overestimated and there was a lot of food left over after the party.


overreach yourself Show phonetics
verb [R]
to fail by trying to achieve, spend or do more than you can manage:
Companies that overreach themselves soon find themselves in debt.

overreach
verb
  1. To go beyond the limits of: exceed, overrun, overstep, surpass, transcend. See excess/insufficiency/enough.
  2. To get the better of by cleverness or cunning: outmaneuver, outsmart, outthink, outwit. See win/lose/recovery.
Exploiting a situation through fraud or unconscionable conduct.





Line breaks: over|reach
Pronunciation: /əʊvəˈriːtʃ/

Definition of overreach in English:

verb

1[NO OBJECT] Reach out too far:never lean sideways from a ladder or overreach
1.1(overreach oneself) Try to do more than ispossible:the Church overreached itself in securing aterritory that would prove impossible to hold

1.2(Of a horse or dog) bring the hind feet so farforward that they fall alongside or strike theforefeet:the horse overreached jumping the first hurdle
2[WITH OBJECT] Get the better of by cunningoutwit:Faustus’s lunacy in thinking he can overreach the devil
Derivatives

overreacher

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