What does overplay mean?

Definitions for overplayˌoʊ vərˈpleɪ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word overplay.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. overact, ham it up, ham, overplay(verb)

    exaggerate one's acting


  1. overplay(Verb)

    and To overdo or overact one's effect or role.

    When Chris overacted his part again, the director warned that anyone overplaying would be barred from the next production

  2. overplay(Verb)

    To present something in a manner more dramatic than necessary.

    Although the play was wonderful, Joshua overplayed his role as the Beast.

  3. overplay(Verb)

    To overestimate one's strength in a game or event, which ultimately may end in a defeat.

    Jack won the last match of blackjack; Theo overplayed.

  4. overplay(Verb)

    To accidentally hit (one's golf ball) beyond "the green".

    The first few shots went wonderfully, but Robin overplayed the last and lost.

  5. Origin: From over + play.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of overplay in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of overplay in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Lindsey Graham:

    He's put a focus on border security unlike any other president. That's a good thing. Just don't overplay your hand.

  2. Mark Fitzpatrick:

    The most difficult compromises have already been made, but the Iranians could overplay their hand on the incorrect assumption that Obama needs a deal more than they do.

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Translations for overplay

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • sobreactuar, exagerarSpanish
  • overdrijven, overacteren, uitslaan, overschatten, dramatiserenDutch

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