overbeat

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

over- +‎ beat

Verb[edit]

overbeat (third-person singular simple present overbeats, present participle overbeating, simple past overbeat, past participle overbeaten)

  1. (transitive) To beat (eggs, cream, etc.) for too long, impairing the texture.
    • 2008 January 16, “Recipe: Whole-Grain Pancakes”, New York Times:
      Beat egg whites with an electric mixer or a whisk until stiff peaks form, but do not overbeat.