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o·ver·play

overplay

 
pronunciation:
o vr pleI
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: overplayed, overplaying, overplays
definition 1: 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.
antonyms:
downplay, underplay
definition 2: to exaggerate (something) when translating it into gesture or behavior; overact.
The actor overplayed his character's anger.
antonyms:
underplay
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