Meaning of “overplay” in the English Dictionary

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"overplay" in British English

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overplayverb [ T ]

uk /ˌəʊ.vəˈpleɪ/ us /ˌoʊ.vɚˈpleɪ/

to make something seem more important than it really is:

I think she's overplaying the significance of his remarks.

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