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English definition of “overact”

overact

verb [I or T]     /ˌəʊ.vəˈrækt/ US  /ˌoʊ.vɚˈækt/ disapproving
to make your voice and movements express emotions too strongly when acting in a play Note: Do not confuse with overreact.Acting, rehearsing and performing
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