Definitions for overdoˌoʊ vərˈdu

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•ver•doˌoʊ vərˈdu(v.)-did, -done, -do•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to do to excess; overindulge in.

  2. to carry to excess or beyond the proper limit:

    to overdo the charm with the boss.

  3. to overact (a part); exaggerate.

  4. to overtax the strength of; exhaust.

  5. to overcook.

  6. (v.i.)to do too much; go to extremes.

Origin of overdo:

bef. 1000


Princeton's WordNet

  1. overdo, exaggerate(verb)

    do something to an excessive degree

    "He overdid it last night when he did 100 pushups"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. overdo(verb)ˌoʊ vərˈdu

    to do or use too much

    Put a little paint on the brush, but don't overdo it.


  1. overdo(Verb)

    To do too much of something.

Translations for overdo

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to do, say (something) in an exaggerated way etc

They overdid the sympathy.

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