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overstep

[′ō·vər‚step]
(geology)
An overlap characterized by the regular truncation of older units of a complete sedimentary sequence by one or more later units of the sequence.
A stratum deposited on the upturned edges of underlying strata.
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The Sun quoted Cook, 26, as saying: "He overstepped the mark and admitted it.
Mullen admitted: "I probably overstepped the mark by encroaching on to the pitch and the referee had to make a decision.
They have overstepped the mark with the trite, smirky skit on the Northern Rock situation last Saturday night.
SOFA SO GOOD: Steve locks lips with Michelle; WORRIED: Has Steve overstepped the mark
The Sheffield United manager overstepped the mark when he called his goalkeeper Paddy Kenny 'thick' and in the aftermath of getting his eyebrow chewed off outside a curry house, warning him never to set foot in that evil town again.
I found it to be in very bad taste and it overstepped the mark.
The Turkey and Aston Villa defender overstepped the mark in his verbal assault on David Beckham.
A NURSE who tried to adopt a patient's baby admitted she had overstepped the mark.
He overstepped the mark against Udinese and must watch games with Borussia Dortmund and Olympiacos from the stands.
Occasionally he has overstepped the mark, but when you are wrong you are wrong, you put your hands up - and he admitted that.
I know all the guys are a bit embarrassed probably and know they have overstepped the mark.