from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To do, use, or stress to excess; carry (something) too far: overdid the diet and became malnourished.
- transitive v. To exaggerate: overdid the compliments.
- transitive v. To wear out the strength of; overtax.
- transitive v. To cook (food) too long.
- intransitive v. To do too much; go to extremes: We always overdo at Christmas.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To do too much of something.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To do too much; to exceed what is proper or true in doing; to exaggerate; to carry too far.
- transitive v. To overtask. or overtax; to fatigue; to exhaust.
- transitive v. To surpass; to excel.
- transitive v. To cook too much.
- intransitive v. To labor too hard; to do too much.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To do to excess; hence, to overact; exaggerate.
- To carry beyond the proper limit; carry, prosecute, etc., too far.
- To cook too much: as, the roast is overdone.
- To fatigue or harass by too much action or labor: usually reflexive or followed by it.
- To surpass or exceed in performance.
- To do too much; labor too hard.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. do something to an excessive degree
over- + do (Wiktionary)