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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of overexpand.


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  • Most of them the country shares with other advanced economies: an aging population; a public sector that is inefficient and overexpanded to the point of crowding out the private sector; serious competitive challenges to the private sector, mostly from abroad.

    The Coalition's First Year Warwick Lightfoot 2011

  • Lowe's last month seemed to heed calls that it overexpanded, as it moved to shut 20 stores and greatly slow future openings in an effort to improve its profitability.

    DIY Chains Get Their Houses in Order John Kell 2011

  • The league is now overexpanded and overpriced, misplaced and misdirected.

    Archive 2007-01-01 2007

  • The U.S. is younger and has a two party system proclaiming freedom and democracy with both parties confined to supporting capitalist governance of an overexpanded economy and an aggressive military that is out of control.

    Hu Jintao Abides US Surveillance, Suspects in Prison, Torture, Rendition, Massacres 2009

  • We are still suffering layoffs from industries that overexpanded in the 1980s.

    The Recovery Is Coming 2008

  • Actually, most did. 01 was a recovery phase for the telcos that had overexpanded.

    Think Progress » Verizon stock dips 2006

  • The story of ETNs resembles that of many other fixed-income instruments: a good idea that may have overexpanded in the waning days of the bull market and now faces a very difficult sell with newly skeptical investors.

    Investors Sour on Exchange-Traded Notes 2008

  • But the company overexpanded, and moved too far away from classic clothes (exhibit A: vests).

    Filling In The Gap 2007

  • The New York Times reported that Republicans in Congress “were gearing up to use Graeme as evidence that Democrats have overexpanded the health program to include families wealthy enough to afford private insurance” but had “backed off” as the case fell apart.

    10/12/2007 2007

  • U.S. television ratings for this year's championship series, between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Calgary Flames, were miniscule, scoring has plummeted and many feel the league has overexpanded. - NHL Draft: Hyping a game that may not be played 2004


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