overkill Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"overkill" in British English

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overkillnoun [U]

uk   /ˈəʊ.və.kɪl/  us   /ˈoʊ.vɚ-/ disapproving
much more of something than is ​needed, ​resulting in less ​effectiveness: Should I ​add an ​explanation, or would that be overkill?
(Definition of overkill from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"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)
Translations of “overkill”
in Chinese (Simplified) 多此一举,适得其反…
in Turkish fazladan olan şey, gereksiz yapılan şey…
in Russian перегиб…
in Chinese (Traditional) 多此一舉,適得其反…
in Polish przesada…
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