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Meaning of OVERDO

Pronunciation:  `owvur'doo

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  do something to an excessive degree; "He overdid it last night when he did 100 push-ups"
 

OVERDO is a 6 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: exaggerate
 
 See Also: do, make, overleap, oversimplify

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \O`ver*do"\, v. t. [imp. {Overdid}; p. p. {Overdone}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Overdoing}.]
    1. To do too much; to exceed what is proper or true in doing;
       to exaggerate; to carry too far.
    
             Anything so overdone is from the purpose of playing.
                                                   --Shak.
    
    2. To overtask. or overtax; to fatigue; to exhaust; as, to
       overdo one's strength.
    
    3. To surpass; to excel. [R.] --Tennyson.
    
    4. To cook too much; as, to overdo the meat.
    
    
  2. \O`ver*do"\, v. i.
    To labor too hard; to do too much.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: aggrandize, amplify, ballyhoo, build up, burlesque, caricature, carry to excess, carry too far, do to death, draw the longbow, exaggerate, exhaust, fatigue, go overboard, go the limit, go to extremes, go too far, go whole hog, hyperbolize, know no bounds, lay it on, magnify, make much of, overact, overburden, overcarry, overcharge, overdevelop, overdraw, overdrive, overelaborate, overemphasize, overestimate, overexercise, overexert, overexpend, overindulge, overlabor, overload, overplay, overpraise, overreach, overreact, oversell, overspeak, overspend, overstate, overstrain, overstress, overstudy, overtask, overtax, overtrain, overuse, overwork, pass all bounds, pile it on, protest too much, puff, stretch, stretch the truth, talk big, talk in superlatives, tout, travesty
 

 

 

 

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