Definitions

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  • verb transitive To prepare excessively; to make ready more than is necessary for a specific future purpose.

Etymologies

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over- +‎ prepare

Examples

  • Red Raiders coach Tommy Tuberville indicated his team will not "overprepare" and change its strategy to take advantage of NU's recently porous run defense.

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  • Red Raiders coach Tommy Tuberville indicated his team will not "overprepare" and change its strategy to take advantage of NU's recently porous run defense.

    chicagotribune.com - News

  • But with both types of events, "I tend to overprepare," says Mr. Peral.

    Pop Goes the Party (Punk, Too)

  • I'm also drawing on Boice's research that beginning profs overprepare like mad.

    Ferule & Fescue

  • The trick was to overprepare and then not let anyone else know that she was anything other than ten feet tall and bulletproof.

    TRIAL BY FIRE

  • I was really excited and getting geared up for a new project, but as sometimes happens, I “overprepare” and the whole thing suddenly seems overwhelming and then I back way off to regain perspective.

    Write On Wednesday-Get It Done

  • I try to make everything as interactive as possible, to encourage "problem-based" learning, and to overprepare everything.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • I find that sometimes I overprepare and then I perform even worse than I would have with a normal amount of preparation.

    Archive 2005-10-01

  • I find that sometimes I overprepare and then I perform even worse than I would have with a normal amount of preparation.

    Preparations

  • I try to make everything as interactive as possible, to encourage "problem-based" learning, and to overprepare everything.

    The joke's on me

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