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    overly aggresive move

    What's the meaning of "He was penalized in the race for an overly aggresive move at the start."

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    Exclamation Re: overly aggresive move

    Quote Originally Posted by njt2009 View Post
    What's the meaning of "He was penalized in the race for an overly aggresive move at the start."
    ‘overly’ is an adverb meaning: to a degree exceeding normal or allowable limits, overly aggressive means: trying an all-out effort to win by exceeding normal or allowable limits.
    So “He was penalized in the race for an overly aggressive move at the start” = He was inflicted a penalty for his unusual movement at the start in trying an all-out effort to win by exceeding normal or allowable limits.

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