Meaning of overdo

o•ver•do

Pronunciation: (ō"vur-d'), [key]
— v., -did, -done, -do•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to do to excess; overindulge in: to overdo dieting.
  2. to carry to excess or beyond the proper limit: He puts on so much charm that he overdoes it.
  3. to overact (a part); exaggerate.
  4. to overtax the strength of; fatigue; exhaust.
  5. to cook too much or too long; overcook: Don't overdo the hamburgers.
—v.i.
  1. to do too much; go to an extreme: Exercise is good but you mustn't overdo.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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