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
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Indeed, my judgment is, that (in this case particularly) to overdo is to undo and that to set perfection too high (so high as no man that we ever heard or read of attained) is the most effectual (because unsuspected) way of driving it out of the world. "
'overdo' herself, and rather than that should happen he desired her to let the business go to the -- ahem!
I continued to tease, tattle, forget, overdo, throw tantrums, and do everything that those books told me not to do.
She has resisted all temptations to overdo and overplay, despite the openings that Jackie's addictions and infidelities have offered.