Meaning of “overact” in the English Dictionary

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"overact" in British English

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overactverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˌəʊ.vəˈrækt/ us /ˌoʊ.vɚˈækt/ disapproving

to make your voice and movements express emotions too strongly when acting in a play, etc.

Note: Do not confuse with overreact.

(Definition of “overact” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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