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Overset


OVERSET', verb intransitive

1. To turn from the proper position or basis; to turn upon the side, or to turn bottom upwards; as, to overset a coach, a ship or a building.

2. To subvert; to overthrow; as, to overset the constitution of a state; to overset a scheme of policy.

3. To throw off the proper foundation.

OVERSET', verb intransitive To turn or be turned over; to turn or fall off the basis or bottom. A crank vessel is liable to overset