Examples of overdo in a Sentence
You should exercise every day, but don't overdo it.
The acting in that play was badly overdone.
Don't overdo the salt in this recipe.
The cook overdid the hamburgers.
Recent Examples of overdo from the Web
My parents overdid it a little on my fluoride treatments.
New research from the University of Illinois at Chicago suggests that many of those folks may be overdoing it.
Take it easy with A/C breaks, shade, water — don’t overdo it.
Larson tried not to overdo the throttle, but his tires spun anyway.
The British tend not to overdo their episodic dramas; this one is four episodes.
To say his tax returns were a central issue is also overdoing it a bit.
Martin, recent recipient of Marie Claire’s Image Makers Award, can transform a girl without ever overdoing it. Love him!
A frantic Mohammad Shehata overdoes it a bit as the domineering Pozzo, who wanders through in the middle of both acts.
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First Known Use of overdo
before 12th century
OVERDO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of overdo for English Language Learners
: 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
OVERDO Defined for Kids
Definition of overdo for Students
1 : to do too much of Don't overdo it exercising.
2 : to use too much of They overdid the decorations.
3 : to cook too long I overdid the steak.
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