- to act or behave in an exaggerated manner, as in a theatrical production
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o•ver•act /ˌoʊvɚˈækt/USA pronunciation v.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- Show Businessto perform (a role) in an exaggerated manner: [~ + object]The hero in the play overacted the role.[no object]guilty of overacting.
o•ver•act (ō′vər akt′),USA pronunciation v.t., v.i.
- to act in an exaggerated manner.
- over- + act 1605–15
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overact /ˌəʊvərˈækt/ vb
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