Definition of Over-the-top

1. Adjective. Far more than usual or expected. "It was an over-the-top experience"

Exact synonyms: Extraordinary, Sinful
Similar to: Immoderate
Derivative terms: Extraordinariness

Definition of Over-the-top

1. Adjective. (alternative spelling of over the top) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Over-the-top

over-the-counter drug
over-the-counter drugs
over-the-counter market
over-the-counter medicine
over-the-shoulder bombing
over-the-shoulder boulder holder
over-the-shoulder boulder holders
over-the-top (current term)
over a barrel
over again
over and above
over and out
over and over
over and over again
over and under
over easy
over here
over my dead body
over one's head

Literary usage of Over-the-top

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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"After the rigging has been placed over the top-mast-head, the cap is sent np by two gird-lines lashed as high as possible and bent to the foremost part of ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1920)
"... road at a speed of about 10 miles an hour when he heard the Statler car coming over the top of the hill, which was something like 150 feet behind him. ..."

3. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"Put a cone-shaped covering over the top to shed the snow. Or poles may be set close to the tree, wigwam fashion. ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... but ono half at a time, wliich falls square at the side of the mast when the stop is cut instead of going over the top of the mast. ..."

5. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"... Em = 1976; I = 2349. of cords or membranes, which may be so drawn In like manner he gives the composition of those together over the top of the windpipe ..."

6. Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow (2006)
"He touched the tip of his tongue to it and it seemed to him that he could feel a tongue rasping over the top of his missing thumbtip. ..."

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