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overdo

[ oh-ver-doo ]
/ 藢o蕣 v蓹r藞du /
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Definition of overdo

verb (used with object), o路ver路did, o路ver路done, o路ver路do路ing.
to do to excess; overindulge in: to overdo dieting.
to carry to excess or beyond the proper limit: He puts on so much charm that he overdoes it.
to overact (a part); exaggerate.
to overtax the strength of; fatigue; exhaust.
to cook too much or too long; overcook: Don't overdo the hamburgers.
verb (used without object), o路ver路did, o路ver路done, o路ver路do路ing.
to do too much; go to an extreme: Exercise is good but you mustn't overdo.
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Origin of overdo

before 1000; Middle English overdon,Old English oferd艒n.See over-, do1

OTHER WORDS FROM overdo

o路ver路do路er, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH overdo

overdo , overdue
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British Dictionary definitions for overdo

overdo
/ (藢蓹蕣v蓹藞du藧) /

verb -does, -doing, -did or -done (tr)
to take or carry too far; do to excess
to exaggerate, overelaborate, or overplay
to cook or bake too long
overdo it or overdo things to overtax one's strength, capacity, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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