overact definition by Webster's New World
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transitive verb, intransitive verb
to act (a dramatic role) in an exaggerated way
overact definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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