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Definition of overplay verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



overplay somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they overplay
he / she / it overplays
past simple overplayed
-ing form overplaying
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  • to give too much importance to something His role in the negotiations has been overplayed. opposite underplay
  • Idioms
    overplay your hand
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    to spoil your chance of success by judging your position to be stronger than it really is
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: overplay

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