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overact

verb over·act \ˌō-vər-ˈakt\

: to show too much emotion when you are acting in a play, movie, etc.

Full Definition of OVERACT

intransitive verb
1
:  to act more than is necessary
2
:  to overact a part
transitive verb
:  to exaggerate in acting
over·ac·tion \-ˈak-shən\ noun
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Examples of OVERACT

  1. His tendency to overact made his performance less realistic.

First Known Use of OVERACT

1611

Other Performing Arts Terms

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