Synonyms of overdo in English:



  • 1 if you overdo the atmosphere, the effect is likely to be comic
    exaggerate, overstate, do to death, overemphasize, overplay, go overboard with, dramatize, overdramatize; colour, embroider, embellish, overembellish, inflate, amplify, magnify, make a mountain out of a molehill, blow up, blow up out of all proportion
    informal ham up, camp up, make a (big) thing of/about, pile on, lay it on thick, lay it on with a trowel, make a production of, make a big deal out of
    archaic pull the longbow
    [Antonyms] understate play down
  • 2 don't overdo the drink
    have/do/use/drink too much …, overindulge in, have/use/do/eat/drink to excess, carry too far, carry to extremes, not know when to stop, be intemperate
  • 3 they always overdid beef
    overcook, overbake, burn, burn to a cinder/crisp
    informal burn to a frazzle
  • Phrases

    overdo it

    work too hardoverworkdo too muchwork like a Trojan/horse/slavework day and nightburn the midnight oilburn the candle at both endsstrain oneselfsweatsweat bloodovertax oneselfovertax one's strengthoverburden oneselfoverload oneselfdrive/push oneself too hardwork/run oneself into the groundwear oneself to a shadowwork one's fingers to the bonewear oneself outhave too many irons in the firehave too many balls in the airburn oneself outbite off more than one can chew informalkill oneselfknock oneself out vulgar slangwork/sweat one's balls off

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