Pronunciation: (ō"vur-ik-stend'), [key]
1. to extend, reach, or expand beyond a proper, safe, or reasonable point: a company that overextended its credit to diversify.
2. to extend for too long a time: to overextend a stay.
3. to obligate (oneself) to more activities, work, etc., than one has time for or can accomplish well.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.