Meaning of “overdo” in the English Dictionary

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"overdo" in British English

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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)

"overdo" in American English

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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)