overbeat

verb, transitive + intransitive over·beat \ ˌō-vər-ˈbēt \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of overbeat

overbeat; overbeaten play \ˌō-vər-ˈbē-tᵊn\ or overbeat; overbeating
: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

First Known Use of overbeat

1979


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