: to direct the activities, performance, or course of (someone or something) in an excessive or overbearing manner
The manager is overdirecting the project.
Avoid overdirecting the interview.
I find that you make an actor terribly anxious when you overdirect him.—Sydney Pollack
You don't want to be condescending to the audience by overdirecting their attention but by the same token you have to tell the story.—Clint Eastwood
a director with a tendency to overdirect
We parents are overprotecting, overdirecting and doing a lot of hand-holding …—Julie Lythcott-Haims
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