from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To present (a dramatic role, for example) in an exaggerated manner.
- transitive v. To emphasize or stress unduly.
- transitive v. To overestimate the strength of (one's holding or position) with resulting defeat: overplayed his hand and lost the game.
- transitive v. Sports To hit (a golf ball) beyond the green.
- intransitive v. To overdo a role or an effect.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. and (transitive) To overdo or overact one's effect or role.
- v. To present something in a manner more dramatic than necessary.
- v. To overestimate one's strength in a game or event, which ultimately may end in a defeat.
- v. To accidentally hit (one's golf ball) beyond "the green".
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In any duplicate card-game, especially bridge and whist, the play of a hand which has already been played at another table and by other players; in memory duplicate, the play of a hand by north and south which was originally held and played by east and west.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. exaggerate one's acting
From over + play. (Wiktionary)