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Definition of Overdo


  1. To do too much; to exceed what is proper or true in doing; to exaggerate; to carry too far.
  2. To overtask. or overtax; to fatigue; to exhaust; as, to overdo one's strength.
  3. To surpass; to excel.
  4. To cook too much; as, to overdo the meat.
  5. To labor too hard; to do too much.

Overdo Quotations

Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish. Do not overdo it.
Lao Tzu

People always overdo the matter when they attempt deception.
Charles Dudley Warner

Imagine the peace symbol. The peace symbol has three pieces in it. One piece is emotion, that's your body. Another piece has spirit in it, that's your fuel. Another piece has intellect in it and that's your steering wheel. You can never overdo the fuel that goes into the body, which is the emotions and the steering wheel to drive it.
Gary Busey

The public doesn't mind people living together without being married, providing they don't overdo it.
Marilyn Monroe

I eat a little bit of everything and not a lot of anything. Everything in moderation. I know that's really hard for people to understand, but I grew up in an Italian family where we didn't overdo anything. We ate pasta, yes, but not a lot of it.
Giada De Laurentiis
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Overdo Translations

overdo in Italian is esagerare
overdo in Spanish is excederse, exagerar
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