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(in sporting contexts) hit (a ball) too strongly or too far.‘he double-faulted in tiebreakers and overhit easy shots’
- ‘Arsenal can't get the ball at the moment, so Salihamidzic kindly overhits his cross by about 50 yards.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Sony reached 13-11, but suddenly overhit a series of shots, allowing the 2005 All England runner-up to take the game.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘But Pardo overhits and it goes out for a goal kick.’
- ‘Gravesen plays another very classy pass in behind the defence, but the marauding Bogelund overhits his cross.’
- ‘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.’
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