To overdid something is to do it more than is necessary. Overdoing something can lead to a lot of harm or problems.

  • He overdid the workout and ended up getting sick.

  • She overdid the project and it turned out badly.

Definition of overdid


To do too much; to exceed what is proper or true in doing; to carry too far.




To cook for too long.




To give (someone or something) too much work; to require too much effort or strength of (someone); to use up too much of (something).


exhaust, fatigue, overtask, overtax, wear out


To do more than (someone); to do (something) to a greater extent.


excel, outdo, surpass

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Example Sentences for overdid

  • 1

    The article is probably overdoing it as is.

  • 2

    Lapaine overdoes his expostulation.

  • 3

    I'm sorry for the overdo with the template.

  • 4

    It is also well not to overdo the fatuity of fatuous characters.

  • 5

    Don't overdo it and bring the yahoos to deface the page.

  • 6

    Just don't overdo it in the way you have in the past.

  • 7

    Overdoing the citation tags appears to show the article is not credible.

  • 8

    If not, so much confessing all in one day was perhaps overdoing it.

  • 9

    She also has the capacity to overdo things and be recklessly impulsive.

  • 10

    There is no danger of overdoing the business and it will continue to grow larger as game birds decrease in numbers.