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overdo

o·ver·do

overdo

 
pronunciation:
o vr du
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: overdid, overdoes, overdoing, overdone
definition 1: to exceed appropriate limits or go to extremes in.
Don't overdo the praise.
similar words:
exaggerate, hyperbolize, inflate, magnify, overstate
definition 2: to cook too long or at too high a temperature; overcook.
similar words:
burn, char
definition 3: to bring to the point of exhaustion; wear out.
synonyms:
exhaust, tire, wear out
similar words:
fag, hack, jade, overburden, overtax, overwork, strain, tucker, weary
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to do something to excess or to the point of exhaustion.
synonyms:
go overboard
similar words:
overindulge, overwork
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derivation: overdoer (n.)
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