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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To do, use, or stress to excess; carry (something) too far.
  • intransitive verb To exaggerate.
  • intransitive verb To wear out the strength of; overtax.
  • intransitive verb To cook (food) too long.
  • intransitive verb To do too much; go to extremes.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To labor too hard; to do too much.
  • transitive verb To do too much; to exceed what is proper or true in doing; to exaggerate; to carry too far.
  • transitive verb To overtask. or overtax; to fatigue; to exhaust.
  • transitive verb rare To surpass; to excel.
  • transitive verb To cook too much.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To do too much of something.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb do something to an excessive degree

Etymologies

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over- +‎ do

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