- 1overdo something to do something too much; to exaggerate something She really overdid the sympathy (= and so did not seem sincere).
- 2overdo something to use too much of something Don't overdo the salt in the food. Use illustrations where appropriate but don't overdo it.
- 3[usually passive] overdo something to cook something for too long The fish was overdone and very dry. Idioms
NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈdu//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they overdo
he / she / it overdoes
past simple overdid
past participle overdone
-ing form overdoing
to work, study, etc. too hard or for too long He's been overdoing things recently. I overdid it in the gym and hurt my back.
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