Definition of overcommit in English:



[with object]
  • 1Oblige (someone) to do more than they are capable of, especially to repay a loan they cannot afford.

    ‘multiple borrowers who may be overcommitting themselves’
    • ‘According to North Carolina researchers, you overcommit because you expect to have more time in the future than you do in the present.’
    • ‘Before you overcommit to others, take care of yourself.’
    • ‘When businesses are not sure of what's happening, they want to hold onto their cash and not overcommit on space they won't need.’
    • ‘I think they have overcommitted the force and not provided sufficient resources.’
    • ‘I'm already overcommitted with books I've agreed to read and blurb and introductions I've agreed to write going back some years.’
    1. 1.1 Allocate more (resources) to a purpose than can be provided.
      ‘they could easily overcommit their budgets’