verb (overdoes, overdoing; past overdid; past participle overdone)[with object]
- 1Do, use, or carry to excess; exaggerate: dramatic yet never overdone I’d overdone the garlic in the curryMore example sentences
exaggerate, overstate, overemphasize, overplay, go overboard with, overdramatize• informal ham up, camp upexcessive, too much, undue, immoderate, inordinate, disproportionate, inflated, overstated, overworked, exaggerated, overemphasized, overenthusiastic, overeffusive
- The consensus was that, although water was indeed a lovely thing to have in unlimited supply, we'd rather overdone it.
- Too late, to his chagrin, not to mention embarrassment, he found that he had rather overdone it, and could not get near him.
- Unfortunately, some of these tracks suffer due to some rather overdone production.
- 1.1 (overdo it/things) Exhaust oneself by overwork or overexertion: I’d simply overdone it in the gymMore example sentences
- The Doctor is of course off this weekend also and I am continuing in my discussions to try to keep him from overdoing things - he works harder than most and doesn't take to relaxation.
- Mars is a hard-driving taskmaster, so you've probably been overdoing things again recently.
- Barua is an avid tennis player who still takes the game with the exuberance of a youngster, consequently overdoing things at times.
- 1.2Overcook (food).More example sentences
- My halibut was slightly overcooked and came with similarly overdone vegetables, making for an unmemorable experience.
- The tiger prawns were huge and not overdone and the potatoes and vegetables not overcooked.
- The sausages were tangy and unusual, slightly overdone at one end - which I like in a sausage - and tasty.