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overhit

[¦ō·vər¦hit]
(ordnance)
To hit a target with more destructive force than necessary to accomplish the desired amount of damage.
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Harrington was a shot ahead at the time but saw a four-shot turnaround after overhitting his fourth shot into the water then duffing his next chip asWoods birdied.
Senior handled well from another cross before Brown made an excellent clearing header to prevent a late attack, but it was Town who enjoyed the more fluent play, despite the surface and overhitting a string of passes.
Leeds eventually responded when Danny Mills sent a raking 60-yard crossfield ball into space for Harry Kewell to chase, the Australian then overhitting his centre for arriving compatriot Mark Viduka.
But conqueror Pioline said: "Rusedski is trying too hard with his serve and is overhitting it.