Simple Definition of overdo
: to do too much of (something) : to do (something) in an excessive or extreme way
: to use too much of (something)
: to cook (food) for too long
Examples of overdo in a sentence
You should exercise every day, but don't overdo it.
The acting in that play was badly overdone.
Don't overdo the salt in this recipe.
The cook overdid the hamburgers.
Before 12th Century
First Known Use of overdo
before 12th century
Rhymes with overdo
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OVERDO Defined for Kids
Definition of overdo for Students
overdid \-ˈdid\overdone \-ˈdən\overdoing \-ˈdü-iŋ\
1 : to do too much of <Don't overdo it exercising.>
2 : to use too much of <They overdid the decorations.>
3 : to cook too long <I overdid the steak.>
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