Part of speech: verb

To do excessively; exaggerate; overtax; exhaust.

Part of speech: verb

To labor too assiduously.

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Usage examples "overdo":

  1. It was the desire of her soul to grow thin, and such was her ardor that Miss Orne had to check her sometimes, lest she should overdo the matter. - "Spinning-Wheel Stories", Louisa May Alcott.
  2. " The fellow must not overdo it," he muttered. - "Danger! and Other Stories", Arthur Conan Doyle.
  3. She did not overdo it by shaking hands, but she made places for the ladies, smiling cordially; and Mrs. Deering made Miss Gage take the seat between them. - "An Open-Eyed Conspiracy--An Idyl of Saratoga", William Dean Howells.