(Of an actor) act a role in an exaggerated manner: a weepy actress with a strong tendency to overact (as noun overacting) there was a certain amount of overacting
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- Dahl's caricatures could eclipse a production when performed by a cast of skilled actors allowed to overact to their hearts' content, as is the case here.
- Everyone overacts in roles that are as unlikable as they are shallow.
- Unfortunately, its comedy potential is sapped from the start by overacting and exaggerated direction.
exaggerate, overdo it, overplay it
informal ham it up, camp it up
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