overact

[ oh-ver-akt ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈækt /

verb (used with or without object)

to act in an exaggerated manner.

Origin of overact

First recorded in 1605–15; over- + act

Related forms

o·ver·ac·tion, noun
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overact

/ (ˌəʊvərˈækt) /

verb

to act or behave in an exaggerated manner, as in a theatrical productionAlso: overplay
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