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overact

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Verb (usu participle)
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o=ver=act

CIDE DICTIONARY

overactv. t. 
  •  To act or perform to excess; to exaggerate in acting; as, he overacted his part.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To act upon, or influence, unduly.  [1913 Webster]
    "The hope of inheritance overacts them."  [1913 Webster]
overactv. i. 
     To act more than is necessary; to go to excess in action.  B. Jonson.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

overact, v.tr. & intr. act in an exaggerated manner.

THESAURUS

overact

act a part, affect, assume, carry too far, counterfeit, declaim, do a bit, dramatize, exaggerate, exhaust, fake, feign, go overboard, go to extremes, go too far, grimace, ham, ham it up, histrionize, know no bounds, make out like, mug, out-herod Herod, overcarry, overdevelop, overdo, overdramatize, overdrive, overelaborate, overemphasize, overexercise, overexert, overexpend, overindulge, overlabor, overplay, overreact, overspend, overstrain, overstress, overstudy, overtask, overtax, overtrain, overuse, overwork, pass all bounds, play, play a part, play a scene, playact, pretend, protest too much, put on, put on airs, rant, roar, sham, simulate, spout, throw away, tug the heartstrings, underact, wear

ROGET THESAURUS

overact

Activity

VB be active, busy oneself in, stir, stir about, stir one's stumps, bestir oneself, rouse oneself, speed, hasten, peg away, lay about one, bustle, fuss, raise up, kick up a dust, push, make a push, make a fuss, make a stir, go ahead, push forward, fight one's way, elbow one's way, make progress, toll, plod, persist, keep up the ball, keep the pot boiling, look sharp, have all one's eyes about one, rise, arouse oneself, hustle, get up early, be about, keep moving, steal a march, kill two birds with one stone, seize the opportunity, lose no time, not lose a moment, make the most of one's time, not suffer the grass to grow under one's feet, improve the shining hour, make short work of, dash off, make haste, do one's best take pains, do wonders, work wonders, have many irons in the fire, have one's hands full, have much on one's hands, have other things to do, have other fish to fry, be busy, not have a moment to spare, not have a moment that one can call one's own, have one's fling, run the round of, go all lengths, stick at nothing, run riot, outdo, overdo, overact, overlay, overshoot the mark, make a toil of a pleasure, have a hand in, take an active part, put in one's oar, have a finger in the pie, mix oneself up with, trouble, one's head about, intrigue, agitate, tamper with, meddle, moil, intermeddle, interfere, interpose, obtrude, poke one's nose in, thrust one's nose in.

Affectation

VB affect, act a part, put on, give oneself airs, boast, coquet, simper, mince, attitudinize, pose, flirt a fan, overact, overdo.


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