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- (intransitive) and (transitive) To overdo or overact one's effect or role.
- When Chris overacted his part again, the director warned that anyone overplaying would be barred from the next production
- (transitive) To present something in a manner more dramatic than necessary.
- Although the play was wonderful, Joshua overplayed his role as the Beast.
- (transitive) To overestimate one's strength in a game or event, which ultimately may end in a defeat.
- Jack won the last match of blackjack; Theo overplayed.
- (transitive, golf) To accidentally hit (one's golf ball) beyond "the green".
- The first few shots went wonderfully, but Robin overplayed the last and lost.
To overdo or overact one's effect or role
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