overbeat

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

Definition of overbeat

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

First Known Use of overbeat

1979, in the meaning defined above

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“Overbeat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overbeat. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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