overact

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v overact exaggerate one's acting
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Overact To act more than is necessary; to go to excess in action.
    • Overact To act or perform to excess; to exaggerate in acting; as, he overacted his part.
    • Overact To act upon, or influence, unduly. "The hope of inheritance overacts them."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • overact To act so that the acting is overdone; act (a part) in an extravagant or unnatural manner.
    • overact To over-influence; act upon unduly.
    • overact To act more than is necessary.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Overact ō-vėr-akt′ to act overmuch, to overdo any part
    • v.i Overact to act more than necessary
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Quotations

  • William Hazlitt
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    “We must overact our part in some measure, in order to produce any effect at all.”

Usage

In literature:

She "overacted," as youth is apt to do.
"The Conflict" by David Graham Phillips
My friend was apt to overact his part.
"The Autobiography of a Quack And The Case Of George Dedlow" by S. Weir Mitchell
Some were detected by overacting their loyalty, Mai.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 1" by Edward Gibbon
When I'm overactive and sleepless I want tranquillizing.
"The Secret Places of the Heart" by H. G. Wells
The parts he acts I am sure are quite overacted and depraved.
"Essays and Miscellanies" by Plutarch
His effort to seem at ease led him into overaction.
"Finger Posts on the Way of Life" by T. S. Arthur
We are reminded of Partridge, and his admiration of the overacting king.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXXVIII. February, 1843. Vol. LIII." by Various
He came very near discovering himself, however, by overacting his part.
"King Alfred of England" by Jacob Abbott
But she never overacted her part, she never underlined anything.
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens
The friends so overacted their part, that Jane immediately saw through the plot.
"Madame Roland, Makers of History" by John S. C. Abbott
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In news:

It's well known that Botox gets rid of wrinkles, but now the injections are being used to treat overactive bladder, a condition affecting millions of women.
A study in the New England Journal of Medicine finds a wrinkle fighter can calm an overactive bladder.
Botox has been found by researchers to cure an overactive bladder.
Study shows Botox can treat overactive bladder.
Jose Reyes has overactive thyroid.
Jose Reyes reportedly has been confirmed to have an overactive thyroid.
My daughter was diagnosed recently with a mildly overactive thyroid gland.
However, about one in six adults have experienced the symptoms of an overactive bladder at some point in their lives.
An FDA advisory panel endorsed Astellas' overactive bladder medication mirabegron April 6, but not everyone is on board.
Overactive or Inactive Supporting Characters.
Overactive or Inactive Subplots.
What To Avoid When Writing A Novel: Overactive or Inactive Characters & Subplots.
Posts tagged with " overactive thyroid".
Study shows InterStim neurostim device helps overactive bladder.
Medtronic's Overactive Bladder Treatment Yields Positive Results.
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In science:

It results in an overactive gene product. B. It results in a normal gene product that accumulates to higher levels than normal. C.
Biological Concepts Instrument (BCI): A diagnostic tool for revealing student thinking
It results in an overactive gene product. B. It results in a normal gene product that accumulates to higher levels than normal. C.
Biological Concepts Instrument (BCI): A diagnostic tool for revealing student thinking
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