Synonyms for overdoing

Grammar : Verb
Spell : oh-ver-doo
Phonetic Transcription : ˌoʊ vərˈdu

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Définition of overdoing

Origin :
  • Old English oferdon "to do too much," from ofer (see over) + don (see do (v.)). Common Germanic (cf. Old High German ubartuan). Meaning "to overtax, exhaust" (especially in phrase to overdo it) is attested from 1817. Of food, "to cook too long," first recorded 1680s (in past participle adjective overdone).
  • verb go to extremes; carry too far
Example sentences :
  • Yet it seemed to Phillips as if Smith were overdoing his pose of ignorance.
  • Extract from : « The Island Mystery » by George A. Birmingham
  • You had better go, Kate, and make him sit down, or he'll be overdoing it.
  • Extract from : « Snow-Bound at Eagle's » by Bret Harte
  • That last did seem to be overdoing things a bit, but not seriously.
  • Extract from : « Pagan Passions » by Gordon Randall Garrett
  • You have been overdoing yourself—that explains itself to everybody.
  • Extract from : « A Houseful of Girls » by Sarah Tytler
  • He was bowing to her with an obvious intention of overdoing it.
  • Extract from : « Crooked Trails and Straight » by William MacLeod Raine
  • He knew he was overdoing it, but the meeting with Cullison had annoyed him exceedingly.
  • Extract from : « Crooked Trails and Straight » by William MacLeod Raine
  • Or has the experienced matron been overdoing her attention to his morals?
  • Extract from : « A Dog with a Bad Name » by Talbot Baines Reed
  • "There's such a thing, Sarah, as overdoing the siesta," she taunted.
  • Extract from : « Blue Bonnet's Ranch Party » by C. E. Jacobs
  • Doctor Keltridge will be watching me to see that I'm not overdoing.
  • Extract from : « The Brentons » by Anna Chapin Ray
  • I think you are overdoing it,” observed Harry, “we shall not get any sleep either.
  • Extract from : « The Two Supercargoes » by W.H.G. Kingston

Antonyms for overdoing

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