In attempting to throw herself flat, she overdid the matter.
Sometimes we overdid it, raising the dull-red to brightness now and then.
My books were and always have been a part of me, and as was to be expected, I overdid it.
Gradually, from now, she gave up all her time to reading and writing, and she overdid it.
I engaged her as a confidential secretary, and she overdid it.
But I am afraid I overdid the part: it was unnatural for me.
He speculated largely in building villas, overdid the market, and got crippled.
In fact, it was he who managed to put me off my ideas; he overdid them so disgracefully.
I am inclined to think that he overdid it, missing the effect which a milder tone might have attained.
In describing the cheapness of Venetian life yesterday, I overdid it a bit.
Old English oferdon "to do too much," from ofer (see over) + don (see do (v.)). Common Germanic (cf. Old High German ubartuan). Meaning "to overtax, exhaust" (especially in phrase to overdo it) is attested from 1817. Of food, "to cook too long," first recorded 1680s (in past participle adjective overdone).