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overdo

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Verb (usu participle)
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o=ver=do

CIDE DICTIONARY

overdov. t. 
  •  To do too much; to exceed what is proper or true in doing; to exaggerate; to carry too far.  [1913 Webster]
    "Anything so overdone is from the purpose of playing."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To overtask. or overtax; to fatigue; to exhaust; as, to overdo one's strength.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To surpass; to excel.  Tennyson.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To cook too much; as, to overdo the meat.  [1913 Webster]
overdov. i. 
     To labor too hard; to do too much.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

overdo, v.tr. (3rd sing. present -does; past -did; past part. -done)
1 carry to excess, go too far, exaggerate (I think you overdid the sarcasm).
2 (esp. as overdone adj.) overcook.

Idiom
overdo it (or things) exhaust oneself.
Etymology
OE oferdon (as OVER-, DO(1))

THESAURUS

overdo

aggrandize, amplify, ballyhoo, build up, burlesque, caricature, carry to excess, carry too far, do to death, draw the longbow, exaggerate, exhaust, fatigue, go overboard, go the limit, go to extremes, go too far, go whole hog, hyperbolize, know no bounds, lay it on, magnify, make much of, overact, overburden, overcarry, overcharge, overdevelop, overdraw, overdrive, overelaborate, overemphasize, overestimate, overexercise, overexert, overexpend, overindulge, overlabor, overload, overplay, overpraise, overreach, overreact, oversell, overspeak, overspend, overstate, overstrain, overstress, overstudy, overtask, overtax, overtrain, overuse, overwork, pass all bounds, pile it on, protest too much, puff, stretch, stretch the truth, talk big, talk in superlatives, tout, travesty

ROGET THESAURUS

overdo

Redundancy

VB superabound, overabound, know no bounds, swarm, meet one at every turn, creep with, crawl with, bristle with, overflow, run over, flow over, well over, brim over, run riot, overrun, overstock, overlay, overcharge, overdose, overfeed, overburden, overload, overdo, overwhelm, overshoot the mark, surcharge, supersaturate, gorge, glut, load, drench, whelm, inundate, deluge, flood, drug, drug the market, hepatize, choke, cloy, accloy, suffocate, pile up, lay on thick, impregnate with, lavish, send coals to Newcastle, carry coals to Newcastle, carry owls to Athens, teach one's grandmother to suck eggs, pisces natare docere, kill the slain, gild refined gold, gild the lily, butter one's bread on both sides, put butter upon bacon, employ a steam engine to crack a nut, exaggerate, wallow in roll in, remain on one's hands, hang heavy on hand, go a begging.

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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