Word forms: oversteps
verb If you say that someone oversteps the limits of a system or situation, you mean that they do something that is not allowed or is not acceptable. [V n] ⇒ The Commission is sensitive to accusations that it is overstepping its authority. [V n] ⇒ In male company, perhaps he did overstep the bounds of propriety.
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