overset

overset
oversetter, n.
v. /oh'veuhr set"/; n. /oh"veuhr set'/, v., overset, oversetting, n.
v.t.
1. to upset or overturn; overthrow.
2. to throw into confusion; disorder physically or mentally.
v.i.
3. to become upset, overturned, or overthrown.
4. Print.
a. (of type or copy) to set in or to excess.
b. (of space) to set too much type for.
n.
5. the act or fact of oversetting; upset; overturn.
6. Also called overmatter. Print. matter set up in excess of space.
[1150-1200; ME oversetten; see OVER-, SET]

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