overact(redirected from overacted)
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v. o·ver·act·ed, o·ver·act·ing, o·ver·acts
To act (a dramatic role) with unnecessary exaggeration.
1. To exaggerate a role; overplay.
2. To act over and above what is required; overdo in acting.
(Theatre) to act or behave in an exaggerated manner, as in a theatrical production. Also: overplay
1. to perform (a role) in an exaggerated manner.v.i.
2. to overact a role.
Past participle: overacted
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|Verb||1.||overact - exaggerate one's acting|
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'"