overdo
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overdo
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (do or use something in excess)
a. pasarse con
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(overuse)
He really overdid the cologne.De verdad, él se pasó con la colonia.
b. exagerar
Amy overdid her mascara again.Otra vez, Amy exageró su rímel.
c. irse la mano
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
I just went to add a pinch of salt, and then I overdid it.Iba a añadir un poquito de sal y entonces se me fue la mano.
d. exigirse demasiado
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
Caroline's always overdoing it at work, and that's why she's so exhausted.Caroline siempre se exige demasiado en el trabajo y por eso siempre está agotada.
2. (exaggerate)
a. exagerar
He keeps overdoing those punchlines and it gets on my nerves.Él siempre exagera la frase clave de chistes y me molesta muchísimo.
3. (cooking)
a. recocer
Should we order a pizza? I overdid the turkey.¿Debemos pedir una pizza? Recocí el pavo.
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overdo
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (exaggerate)
a. exagerar
to overdo ittrabajar demasiado
2. (do or have too much of)
a. pasarse con
to overdo the salt/make-uppasarse con la sal/el maquillaje
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overdo [ˌəʊvəˈduː] overdid (past) [ˌəʊvəˈdɪd] overdone (participle:past)
transitive verb
1 (exaggerate) exagerar; (use to excess) pasarse con (informal)
I overdid the garlic me he pasado con el ajo (informal); se me ha ido la mano con el ajo (informal); don't overdo the smoking no fumes demasiado; she rather overdoes the scent tiende a ponerse demasiado perfume; to overdo it or things (work too hard) trabajar demasiado; (exaggerate) exagerar; (in description, sentiment etc) cargar las tintas
2 (cook too long) cocer demasiado; recocer
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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