|part of speech:
||overplayed, overplaying, overplays
||to act on an overestimation of (something), as in playing a hand in cards or reporting the significance of an event.
The newspaper overplayed the summit conference.
- downplay, underplay
||to exaggerate (something) when translating it into gesture or behavior; overact.
The actor overplayed his character's anger.
||exaggerate, flourish, play