Definition of Overplay in English :

Define Overplay in English

Overplay meaning in English

Meaning of Overplay in English

Pronunciation of Overplay in English

Overplay pronunciation in English

Pronounce Overplay in English


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1. ham, ham it up, overact, overplay

exaggerate one's acting

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1. (transitive)
to exaggerate the importance of
2.  another word for overact
3.  overplay one's hand

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verb transitive
to overact, overdo, or overemphasize
to overestimate the strength of (one's hand in cards) and be defeated as a result
the phrase overplay one's hand is usually used figuratively

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v. o·ver·played, o·ver·play·ing, o·ver·plays
a. To present (a dramatic role, for example) in an exaggerated manner.
b. To emphasize or stress unduly.
2. To overestimate the strength of (one's holding or position) with resulting defeat: overplayed his hand and lost the game.
3. Sports To hit (a golf ball) beyond the green.
To overdo a role or an effect.

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