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overplay

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishoverplayo‧ver‧play /ˌəʊvəˈpleɪ $ ˌoʊvər-/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 IMPORTANTto make something seem more important than it is opp underplay 🔊 His role in the group’s success has been overplayed.2 overplay your hand→ See Verb table
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overplayAmelia fretted that the press overplayed accidents, but there was nothing she could do about it; news was news.Eventually, however, Safdarjung overplayed his hand.This drove a much harder bargain and, it has been suggested, represents the moment at which Edward overplayed his hand.Bob did not overplay his obvious selfishness.The unions overplayed their hand in the end.If his opponents were intent on overplaying their hand, it could only improve his position with the cardinal.The press tends to overplay these disagreements among Cabinet members.
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Verb table
overplay
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyoverplay
he, she, itoverplays
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyoverplayed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave overplayed
he, she, ithas overplayed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad overplayed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill overplay
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have overplayed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam overplaying
he, she, itis overplaying
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you, we, theyare overplaying
Past
I, he, she, itwas overplaying
you, we, theywere overplaying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been overplaying
he, she, ithas been overplaying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been overplaying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be overplaying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been overplaying
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