Meaning of “overkill” in the English Dictionary

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"overkill" in American English

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overkillnoun [ U ]

us /ˈoʊ·vərˌkɪl/

much more of something than is needed or suitable:

Running so fast with the competition so far behind might seem like overkill, but that’s Gardner.

(Definition of “overkill” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)