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overdo

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishoverdoo‧ver‧do /ˌəʊvəˈduː $ ˌoʊvər-/ verb (past tense overdid /-ˈdɪd/, past participle overdone /-ˈdʌn/, third person singular overdoes /-ˈdʌz/) [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 EXAGGERATEto do something more than is suitable or natural 🔊 Analysts believe that worries about the economy are overdone. 🔊 Use a few drawings and photographs, but don’t overdo it.2 overdo it3 USE/CONSUMEto use too much of something 🔊 I think I overdid the salt.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
overdoThe big firms reckon that this pessimism is overdone.Autumnal eyes are bold, obvious, slightly overdone, in deep, dark colors.Most colors are still around, but perhaps not in the combinations that were overdone in the recent past.He thinks that he probably overdid it in the gym tonight.Most media release paper is designed to attract attention and if this is not overdone it is a sensible idea.This line is so overdone it sounds completely insincere.Big and bold or overdone, take your pick.Don't overdo the praise. She wasn't that good.There is now practically no danger, as there once was, of players overdoing vibrato.
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Verb table
overdo
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyoverdo
he, she, itoverdoes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyoverdid
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave overdone
he, she, ithas overdone
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad overdone
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill overdo
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have overdone
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam overdoing
he, she, itis overdoing
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you, we, theyare overdoing
Past
I, he, she, itwas overdoing
you, we, theywere overdoing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been overdoing
he, she, ithas been overdoing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been overdoing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be overdoing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been overdoing
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