verb (used with object), o·ver·did, o·ver·done, o·ver·do·ing.
verb (used without object), o·ver·did, o·ver·done, o·ver·do·ing.
Examples from the Web for overdo
But if I overdo it and I pander and I put something up just because the Twilight crowd is going to like it, I will get punished.David Simon Says ‘The Wire’ Wouldn’t Survive on TV Today|Alex Suskind|April 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He told African-Americans not to overdo their protests and to remember that race relations are improving.
Here's the menu, which was composed amidst solemn promises that we "aren't going to overdo it this year".
But undoubtedly it is easy to overdo the cigarette business, and on this point I would utter a word of warning.Training for the Trenches|Leslie Vickers
Not to overdo the thing, Eustace waited a moment, then advanced a step or two nearer.'Tween Snow and Fire|Bertram Mitford
It is all well enough to please your relatives, although I think you often overdo that.The Girl from Montana|Grace Livingston Hill
I was a little afraid of my father calling me a "spoon," and I was careful not to overdo myself in politeness.Up the River|Oliver Optic
This should, however, be very slight, as it is easy to overdo this kind of thing.Illumination and its Development in the Present Day|Sidney Farnsworth
British Dictionary definitions for overdo
verb -does, -doing, -did or -done (tr)
Word Origin and History for overdo
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).