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overestimate verb

ADV. considerably, greatly, grossly, seriously, vastly | consistently The Ministry of Finance consistently overestimated its budget deficits.

VERB + OVERESTIMATE tend to | be easy to It is easy to overestimate the cost of this kind of research. | be difficult to, be hard to

PREP. by We overestimated the cost by about 2 per cent.

PHRASES sth cannot be overestimated The importance of this group cannot be overestimated.