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English definition of “overplay”

overplay

verb [T]     /ˌəʊ.vəˈpleɪ/ US  /ˌoʊ.vɚ-/
to make something seem more important than it really is: I think she's overplaying the significance of his remarks .Exaggerating and playing downPraising and applauding
(Definition of overplay verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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