Overdone
Overdo O`ver*do", v. t. [imp. {Overdid}; p. p. {Overdone}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overdoing}.] 1. To do too much; to exceed what is proper or true in doing; to exaggerate; to carry too far. [1913 Webster]

Anything so overdone is from the purpose of playing. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To overtask. or overtax; to fatigue; to exhaust; as, to overdo one's strength. [1913 Webster]

3. To surpass; to excel. [R.] --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

4. To cook too much; as, to overdo the meat. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • overdone — o ver*done , a. Cooked too long; overcooked. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • overdone — [[t]o͟ʊvə(r)dʌ̱n[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If food is overdone, it has been spoiled by being cooked for too long. The meat was overdone and the vegetables disappointing. Syn: overcooked Ant: underdone 2) ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ If you say that… …   English dictionary

  • overdone — o|ver|done [ ,ouvər dʌn ] adjective 1. ) with too much done, said, or used: It was a typical Hollywood ending, way too overdone. 2. ) cooked for too long: overdone steaks …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • overdone — adjective 1) the flattery was overdone Syn: excessive, too much, undue, immoderate, inordinate, disproportionate, inflated, overstated, overworked, exaggerated, overemphasized, overenthusiastic, overeffusive; informal a bit much, over the top Ant …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • overdone — UK [ˌəʊvə(r)ˈdʌn] / US [ˌoʊvərˈdʌn] adjective 1) with too much done, said, or used It was a typical Hollywood ending, way too overdone. 2) cooked for too long overdone steaks …   English dictionary

  • overdone — o|ver|done [ˌəuvəˈdʌn US ˌouvər ] adj cooked too much ≠ ↑underdone ▪ The beef was overdone …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • overdone — adjective cooked too much: The beef was overdone. compare underdone …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • overdone — adjective /ovəɻˈdɔn/ Boiled, baked or roasted too much …   Wiktionary

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