overdo

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over- +‎ do

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overdo (third-person singular simple present overdoes, present participle overdoing, simple past overdid, past participle overdone)

  1. To do too much; to exceed what is proper or true in doing; to exaggerate; to carry too far.
    • Shakespeare
      Anything so overdone is from the purpose of playing.
  2. To overtask or overtax; to fatigue; to exhaust.
    to overdo one's strength
  3. To surpass; to excel.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Tennyson to this entry?)
  4. To cook too much.
    to overdo the meat

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