overact

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Etymology[edit]

over- +‎ act

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  • IPA(key): /ˌəʊvəɹˈækt/
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overact (third-person singular simple present overacts, present participle overacting, simple past and past participle overacted)

  1. (acting) To act in an exaggerated manner.
    He overacted his part.
  2. (obsolete, transitive) To act upon, or influence, unduly.

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