overdo - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ˌəʊvə(r)ˈduː/
present tense
I/you/we/theyoverdo
he/she/itoverdoes
present participleoverdoing
past tenseoverdid
past participleoverdone
  1. to do, say, use etc more of something that you should

    Don’t overdo the spices or you’ll lose the flavour of the meat.

    I thought they overdid the sentimentality at the end of the film.

    overdo it with something:

    Be careful not to overdo it with the exercise.

    1. a.
      to cook something for too long

      I’m afraid I’ve overdone the vegetables.

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