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overdo

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verb over·do \ˌō-vər-ˈdü\

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of overdo

overdid

play \-ˈdid\

overdone

play \-ˈdən\

overdoing

play \-ˈdü-iŋ\

overdoes

play \-ˈdəz\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to do in excess b :  to use to excess c :  exaggerate

  3. 2 :  to cook too long

  4. 3 :  exhaust

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to go to extremes

Examples of overdo in a sentence

  1. You should exercise every day, but don't overdo it.

  2. The acting in that play was badly overdone.

  3. Don't overdo the salt in this recipe.

  4. The cook overdid the hamburgers.



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of overdo

before 12th century


OVERDO Defined for Kids

overdo

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verb over·do \ˌō-vər-ˈdü\

Definition of overdo for Students

overdid

\-ˈdid\

overdone

\-ˈdən\

overdoing

\-ˈdü-iŋ\
  1. 1 :  to do too much of <Don't overdo it exercising.>

  2. 2 :  to use too much of <They overdid the decorations.>

  3. 3 :  to cook too long <I overdid the steak.>





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