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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)

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.

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"