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o·ver·play

 (ō′vər-plā′)
v. o·ver·played, o·ver·play·ing, o·ver·plays
v.tr.
1.
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.
v.intr.
To overdo a role or an effect.

overplay

(ˌəʊvəˈpleɪ)
vb
1. (tr) to exaggerate the importance of
2. (Theatre) another word for overact
3. overplay one's hand to overestimate the worth or strength of one's position

o•ver•play

(ˌoʊ vərˈpleɪ)

v.t.
1. to exaggerate or overemphasize (one's role in a play, an emotion, an effect, etc.).
2. to put too much stress on the value or importance of.
3. to hit (a golf ball) past the putting green.
Idioms:
overplay one's hand, to overestimate the strength of one's position.
[1640–50]

overplay


Past participle: overplayed
Gerund: overplaying

Imperative
overplay
overplay
Present
I overplay
you overplay
he/she/it overplays
we overplay
you overplay
they overplay
Preterite
I overplayed
you overplayed
he/she/it overplayed
we overplayed
you overplayed
they overplayed
Present Continuous
I am overplaying
you are overplaying
he/she/it is overplaying
we are overplaying
you are overplaying
they are overplaying
Present Perfect
I have overplayed
you have overplayed
he/she/it has overplayed
we have overplayed
you have overplayed
they have overplayed
Past Continuous
I was overplaying
you were overplaying
he/she/it was overplaying
we were overplaying
you were overplaying
they were overplaying
Past Perfect
I had overplayed
you had overplayed
he/she/it had overplayed
we had overplayed
you had overplayed
they had overplayed
Future
I will overplay
you will overplay
he/she/it will overplay
we will overplay
you will overplay
they will overplay
Future Perfect
I will have overplayed
you will have overplayed
he/she/it will have overplayed
we will have overplayed
you will have overplayed
they will have overplayed
Future Continuous
I will be overplaying
you will be overplaying
he/she/it will be overplaying
we will be overplaying
you will be overplaying
they will be overplaying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overplaying
you have been overplaying
he/she/it has been overplaying
we have been overplaying
you have been overplaying
they have been overplaying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overplaying
you will have been overplaying
he/she/it will have been overplaying
we will have been overplaying
you will have been overplaying
they will have been overplaying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overplaying
you had been overplaying
he/she/it had been overplaying
we had been overplaying
you had been overplaying
they had been overplaying
Conditional
I would overplay
you would overplay
he/she/it would overplay
we would overplay
you would overplay
they would overplay
Past Conditional
I would have overplayed
you would have overplayed
he/she/it would have overplayed
we would have overplayed
you would have overplayed
they would have overplayed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.overplay - exaggerate one's acting
dramatic art, dramaturgy, theater, theatre, dramatics - the art of writing and producing plays
playact, roleplay, act, play - perform on a stage or theater; "She acts in this play"; "He acted in `Julius Caesar'"; "I played in `A Christmas Carol'"
Translations

overplay

[ˌəʊvəˈpleɪ] VT [+ issue, problem] → exagerar
to overplay (one's hand)pasarse, ir demasiado lejos

overplay

[ˌəʊvərˈpleɪ] vt [+ problem] → exagérer
to overplay one's hand → trop présumer de sa situation

overplay

[ˌəʊvəˈpleɪ] vtdare troppa importanza a
to overplay one's hand → sopravvalutare la propria posizione
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