overact


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Overact \O`ver*act"\, v. t.
   1. To act or perform to excess; to exaggerate in acting; as,
      he overacted his part.
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   2. To act upon, or influence, unduly. [Obs.]
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            The hope of inheritance overacts them. --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Overact \O`ver*act"\, v. i.
   To act more than is necessary; to go to excess in action.
   --B. Jonson.
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