[ oh-ver-akt ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈækt /
verb (used with or without object)
to act in an exaggerated manner.
Related formso·ver·ac·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for overact
I saw Mrs. Drew play Mrs. Malaprop, and it was a lesson to people who overact.
British Dictionary definitions for overact
/ (ˌəʊvərˈækt) /
to act or behave in an exaggerated manner, as in a theatrical productionAlso: overplay
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