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transitive verb, intransitive verb
to act (a dramatic role) in an exaggerated way
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verb o·ver·act·ed, o·ver·act·ing, o·ver·acts verb, transitive
To act (a dramatic role) with unnecessary exaggeration.verb, intransitive
- To exaggerate a role; overplay.
- To act over and above what is required; overdo in acting.
- oˌver·acˈtion noun