Definition of overhit in English:


verbverb overhits, verb overhitting, overhit

  • (in tennis and other sports played with a ball) hit the ball too strongly or too far.

    ‘Glenders has overhit another ball’
    • ‘Marat Safinwas overhitting, mucking up volleys, but he won anyway’
    • ‘Without trying to overhit the ball, it's easier to repeat shots, and when you repeat shots, eventually your ball is going to attack the pins with consistency.’
    • ‘A tendency to overhit the ball led to a couple of bad looking wides from what were really intended as passes for forwards running into space.’
    • ‘Arsenal can't get the ball at the moment, so Salihamidzic kindly overhits his cross by about 50 yards.’
    • ‘Unfortunately the final ball was often overhit and few chances were created.’
    • ‘Ukraine have their first spell of possession in the Swiss final third, but Nesmachniy's ball forward is overhit.’
    • ‘But his attempted pass back to Trezeguet on the right is overhit and the ball goes out for a throw.’
    • ‘But he overhits it, bringing bitter insults from his team-mates.’
    • ‘He built up a 4-0 lead, forged a set point with an ace, and levelled the match when Pavel overhit his usually reliable backhand.’
    • ‘Gravesen plays another very classy pass in behind the defence, but the marauding Bogelund overhits his cross.’
    • ‘Sony reached 13-11, but suddenly overhit a series of shots, allowing the 2005 All England runner-up to take the game.’
    • ‘The unseeded Argentine overhits his return to give his opponent game point and Nalbandian clings on to take it into a breaker.’
    • ‘On the short 17th, he hit a six iron to seven feet, but on a treacherous green fractionally overhit the putt.’
    • ‘But Pardo overhits and it goes out for a goal kick.’



/ˌōvərˈhit/ /ˌoʊvərˈhɪt/