Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To speak too much; use too many words.
  • To express in too many or too big words: used reflexively.

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

  • verb To exceed in speaking; to speak too much; to use too many words.

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

  • verb To exceed in speaking.
  • verb To speak too much; to use too many words.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Anglo-Saxon ofersprecan.

Examples

  • “I cannot imagine you allowing anyone to overspeak you.”

    One Night in Scotland

  • I allow my brothers to overspeak me all of the time.

    One Night in Scotland

  • HAMUD: Well, see, you overspeak, because there's no corroboration of that rumor whatsoever that French intelligence tied him to any organizations whatsoever.

    CNN Transcript May 31, 2002

  • He couldn't understand overspeak, but Kzanol/Greenberg could; and Kzanol listened to the shielded slave through the mind of the copilot.

    World of Ptavvs

  • Larry had no trouble understanding even the inflections in overspeak, and Kzanol, of course, could now read his mind.

    World of Ptavvs

  • Kzanol spoke with absent-minded authority, using the conventional overspeak phrase to congratulate a slave who shows proper initiative.

    World of Ptavvs

  • Obama also must take care not to overspeak or make pledges he cannot transform into policy.

    Crosscut

  • Confined to 90-second responses, Biden's tendency to overspeak was held in check.

    kstp.com - MORE NEWS

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