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.
Origin of overdo
Related Words for overdoingoverrate, overplay, exaggerate, overstate, overreach, overvalue, overestimate, overuse, magnify, stretch, hype, overwork, overload, belabor, pressure, fatigue, puff, overburden, overindulge, amplify
Examples from the Web for overdoing
Contemporary Examples of overdoing
Greebel also warns of overdoing your protein intake, which can tax your kidneys—so be careful with protein powders and pills.6 Snacks to Eat for Your Workout
August 15, 2010
Historical Examples of overdoing
Yet it seemed to Phillips as if Smith were overdoing his pose of ignorance.The Island Mystery
George A. Birmingham
You had better go, Kate, and make him sit down, or he'll be overdoing it.Snow-Bound at Eagle's
That last did seem to be overdoing things a bit, but not seriously.Pagan Passions
Gordon Randall Garrett
You have been overdoing yourself—that explains itself to everybody.A Houseful of Girls
He was bowing to her with an obvious intention of overdoing it.Crooked Trails and Straight
William MacLeod Raine
verb -does, -doing, -did or -done (tr)
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).