Definitions

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

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

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

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  • 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.

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

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

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  • But, you know, they're -- they're all so -- as both you know, they are so programmed, they are prepared, they get so much advice, sometimes, they can overprepare for this kind of event.

    CNN Transcript Jul 24, 2007

  • His advice: don't overprepare your presentation, don't overdress and don't ask for nondisclosure agreements.

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  • This can have on actors the positive effect of freshness, no one having time to overprepare.

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