overbeat

verb

over·​beat ˌō-vər-ˈbēt How to pronounce overbeat (audio)
overbeat; overbeaten ˌō-vər-ˈbē-tᵊn How to pronounce overbeat (audio) or overbeat; overbeating

transitive + intransitive

: to beat (something, such as eggs) excessively
The first time I made this pie, I slightly overbeat the egg whites. Ann Fulton
Do not overbeat or the dough will become tough. Troid Brett

Word History

First Known Use

1979, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overbeat was in 1979

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Cite this Entry

“Overbeat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overbeat. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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