Definition of 'overdo'
Example sentences containing 'overdo'
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This always looked overdone, and as it happened the amount of appetite from retailers for space seems to have been largely unaffected. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Those fears may or may not be overdone. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We did not want to overdo the thing and get a surfeit of it. Three Men in a Boat (1889)This unwind in confidence looks a touch overdone. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They may have overdone their own reaction. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We also tend to overdo things on holiday. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The fibres in the gel will thicken your brows without them looking overdone. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is quite possible that some schools may be overdoing the rote learning. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Then he found he had overdone things and had to slim down. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But the warnings of disaster look overdone. Times, Sunday Times (2013)If you overdo it you may still wake with a parched tongue. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Only in the final moment of mother and son parting are things slightly overdone. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But talk of a grand exodus looks overdone. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is important not to overdo things. Advanced Educational Psychology For Educators, Researchers and Policymakers, (1995)That might be overdoing things a bit, but the film deserves to remain popular. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It's a bit overdone at this stage. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But we have to admit that we've overdone it a bit. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But the housebuilder sell-off does look a bit overdone. Times, Sunday Times (2014)On reflection, the flask may have been overdoing it. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But aren't all the fears actually a bit overdone? Times, Sunday Times (2014)But study the companies making up the index and the scale of the sell-off looks overdone. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Used Occasionally. overdo is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'overdo'
British English: overdo VERB
If someone overdoes something, they behave in an exaggerated or extreme way.
The extent of the rise might indicate that it had been overdone.
Definition of overdo from the Collins English Dictionary
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