Overplay meaning

ō'vər-plā'
To overestimate the strength of (one's holding or position) with resulting defeat.

Overplayed his hand and lost the game.

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To hit (a golf ball) beyond the green.
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To overdo a role or an effect.
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To overact, overdo, or overemphasize.
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To overestimate the strength of (one's hand in cards) and be defeated as a result.
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(intransitive) And To overdo or overact one's effect or role.

When Chris overacted his part again, the director warned that anyone overplaying would be barred from the next production.

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To present something in a manner more dramatic than necessary.

Although the play was wonderful, Joshua overplayed his role as the Beast.

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To overestimate one's strength in a game or event, which ultimately may end in a defeat.

Jack won the last match of blackjack; Theo overplayed.

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(golf) To accidentally hit (one's golf ball) beyond "the green".

The first few shots went wonderfully, but Robin overplayed the last and lost.

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Origin of overplay