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Definition of "overdo" []

  • To do, use, or stress to excess; carry (something) too far: overdid the diet and became malnourished. (verb-transitive)
  • To exaggerate: overdid the compliments. (verb-transitive)
  • To wear out the strength of; overtax. (verb-transitive)
  • To cook (food) too long. (verb-transitive)
  • To do too much; go to extremes: We always overdo at Christmas. (verb-intransitive)
  • To take or carry too far; do to excess (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To exaggerate, overelaborate, or overplay (verb)
  • To cook or bake too long (verb)

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Use "overdo" in a sentence
  • "In fact, many experts in the U.S. say we're kind of overdo, actually, forgetting one of these."
  • "Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has emerged as the most popular figure on the assets, but should not "overdo" it as the country tries to adjust the"
  • "There is constant criticism of its exchange-rate regime and unfair export advantages, and warnings about the By ALEX FRANGOS In a sign of the rapidly improving economic fortunes across assets, but should not "overdo" it as the country tries to adjust the China sold a record amount of US debt, raising speculation it is turning"