overstep

overstep
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. pasarse de
I think the teacher oversteps the mark. His punishments are too severe.Creo que el maestro se pasa de la raya. Sus castigos son muy severos.
b. traspasar
To me, the movie's graphic scenes overstepped the limits of decency.Para mí, las escenas muy gráficas de la película traspasaron los límites de la decencia.
c. sobrepasar
Some say the controversial joke overstepped the boundaries of what's acceptable.Algunos dicen que el chiste controversial sobrepasó los límites de lo aceptable.
d. excederse
Critics of the president say he has overstepped his authority.Los detractores del presidente dice que se ha excedido en el ejercicio de su autoridad.
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overstep
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. traspasar, saltarse
2. (fig)
a.
to overstep the markpasarse de la raya
overstep [ˌəʊvəˈstep]
transitive verb
[+boundary] traspasar; [+authority] excederse en el ejercicio de
perhaps he did overstep the bounds of propriety There is never the slightest risk of overstepping the boundaries between friendliness and familiarity The government claims Gluckman has overstepped his authority
to overstep the mark pasarse de la raya; excederse
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