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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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Good old Ken will do anything to get on the telly, including wading into the water to retrieve his Masters golf ball after demonstrating the problems of overhitting your shot.
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.
Throughout the first set, she used her powerful forehand to lure Schnyder into overhitting her returns, but the tactic was almost her undoing.
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.