transitive verb-·did′, -·done′, -·do′ing
- to do too much, or to excess
- to spoil the effect of by exaggeration: to overdo an apology
- to cook too long; overcook
- to overwork; exhaust; tire
to do too much; esp., to exhaust oneself by doing too much
verbo·ver·did, o·ver·done, o·ver·do·ing, o·ver·does,
- a. To do, use, or stress to excess; carry (something) too far: overdid the diet and became malnourished.b. To exaggerate: overdid the compliments.
- To wear out the strength of; overtax.
- To cook (food) too long.
To do too much; go to extremes: We always overdo at Christmas.
(third-person singular simple present overdoes, present participle overdoing, simple past overdid, past participle overdone)
over- +"Ž do