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overdoverb [T]

uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈduː/  us   /ˌoʊ.vɚˈduː/ (overdid, overdone)
C1 to do something in a way that is too extreme: After a heart attack you have to be careful not to overdo it/things (= you have to work and live calmly).
(Definition of overdo from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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overdoverb [T]

 us   /ˌoʊ·vərˈdu/ (present tense overdoes  /ˌoʊ·vərˈdʌz/ , past tense overdid  /ˌoʊ·vərˈdɪd/ , past participle overdone  /ˌoʊ·vərˈdʌn/ )
to do, use, or say something in a way that is too extreme: They should get the attention they need without overdoing it.
(Definition of overdo from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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