Definitions

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  • v. To make something more complicated than necessary; often implies that the complexity was added intentionally.

Etymologies

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over- +‎ engineer

Examples

  • I don't agree with him on everything he's done for the economy – what needs to be done is to stop trying to overengineer it and stop relying on Keynesian economics.

    Obama: Bailout for Main Street

  • Not sure how much I want to overengineer it though.

    Planet GNOME

  • About the only things I think I would do is double up the cardboard (nothing's worth engineering if you can't overengineer it:)) and add a panel to the left (or right, depending on handedness) to serve as a typing stand critter42 bfreeman

    Build A Sturdy Cardboard Laptop Stand | Lifehacker Australia

  • About the only things I think I would do is double up the cardboard(nothing's worth engineering if you can't overengineer it :) ) and add a panel to the left (or right, depending on handedness) to serve as a typing stand critter42

    Build A Sturdy Cardboard Laptop Stand | Lifehacker Australia

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