(verb) do something to an excessive degree; “He overdid it last night when he did 100 pushups”
Source: WordNet® 3.1
overdo (third-person singular simple present overdoes, present participle overdoing, simple past overdid, past participle overdone)
To do too much; to exceed what is proper or true in doing; to carry too far.
To cook for too long.
Antonyms: underdo, undercook
To give (someone or something) too much work; to require too much effort or strength of (someone); to use up too much of (something).
Synonyms: overtask, overtax, fatigue, exhaust, wear out
(obsolete) To do more than (someone); to do (something) to a greater extent.
Synonyms: excel, outdo, surpass
Until the 19th century, overdo was often used intransitively (without a direct object), but this usage is rare in contemporary English, and has been replaced by the phrase overdo it, “to do something too much, in an exaggerated way, or in a way that makes one too tired or endangers one's health:”
I think you’ve overdone it on the food for this evening—there’s enough here to feed an army!
I wanted to have all the weeding done today, but I overdid it and now I’m too tired to go out.
• do over, do-over, doover
O`ver*do", v. t. [imp. Overdid; p. p. Overdone; p. pr. & vb. n. Overdoing.]
1. To do too much; to exceed what is proper or true in doing; to exaggerate; to carry too far. Anything so overdone is from the purpose of playing. Shak.
2. To overtask. or overtax; to fatigue; to exhaust; as, to overdo one's strength.
3. To surpass; to excel. [R.] Tennyson.
4. To cook too much; as, to overdo the meat.
O`ver*do", v. i.
Definition: To labor too hard; to do too much.
Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition
26 November 2022
(noun) a slit in a garment that exposes material of a different color underneath; used in Renaissance clothing
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