overdone

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From the verb overdo: (⇒ conjugate)
overdone is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
o•ver•done  (ō′vər dun),USA pronunciation v. 
  1. pp. of  overdo. 

adj. 
  1. cooked too long or too much:The roast was overdone. I dislike overdone steak.
  2. excessive or strained;
    exaggerated:Don't you think his politeness is overdone?
  3. overtaxed;
    exhausted:You're looking a bit overdone from that hike.
  • over- + done

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
o•ver•do /ˌoʊvɚˈdu/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object], -did, -done, -do•ing. 
  1. to do too much of or to;
    overindulge in;
    be extreme about:to overdo the charm with the boss.
  2. to overact (a part);
    exaggerate.
  3. [+ it/things]
    • to strain (oneself);
      make too many demands on (one's physical strength):He overdid it with all those exercises.
    • to do (something) in an exaggerated or self-important way.
  4. to cook too much;
    overcook:The meat had been overdone.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
o•ver•do  (ō′vər do̅o̅),USA pronunciation v.,  -did, -done, -do•ing. 
v.t. 
  1. to do to excess;
    overindulge in:to overdo dieting.
  2. to carry to excess or beyond the proper limit:He puts on so much charm that he overdoes it.
  3. to overact (a part);
    exaggerate.
  4. to overtax the strength of;
    fatigue;
    exhaust.
  5. to cook too much or too long;
    overcook:Don't overdo the hamburgers.

v.i. 
  1. to do too much;
    go to an extreme:Exercise is good but you mustn't overdo.
o′ver•doer, n. 
  • Middle English overdon, Old English oferdōn. See over-, do1 bef. 1000

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
overdo /ˌəʊvəˈduː/ vb ( -does, -doing, -did, -done)(transitive)
  1. to take or carry too far; do to excess
  2. to exaggerate, overelaborate, or overplay
  3. to cook or bake too long
  4. overdo it, overdo thingsto overtax one's strength, capacity, etc
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