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v. o·ver·dressed, o·ver·dress·ing, o·ver·dress·es
1. To dress oneself more formally or elaborately than appropriate or desirable: When I saw the other guests' casual attire, I knew I had overdressed.
2. To dress oneself too warmly: She left her jacket in the car, realizing she had overdressed for the beach.
1. To dress more formally or elaborately than appropriate or desirable: He overdressed himself by wearing a tuxedo to a casual restaurant.
2. To dress too warmly: The nanny overdressed the children, misjudging how hot the day would be.
A skirted garment, such as a pinafore, worn over other outer clothing.
(Clothing & Fashion) to dress (oneself or another) too elaborately or finely
(Clothing & Fashion) a dress that may be worn over a jumper, blouse, etc
o•ver•dress(v. ˌoʊ vərˈdrɛs; n. ˈoʊ vərˌdrɛs)
1. to dress with too much finery or formality.
2. to dress with too much clothing.n.
3. a dress worn over another.
Past participle: overdressed
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|Verb||1.||overdress - dress too warmly; "You should not overclothe the child--she will be too hot"|
apparel, clothe, enclothe, garb, garment, raiment, tog, habilitate, fit out, dress - provide with clothes or put clothes on; "Parents must feed and dress their child"
underdress - dress without sufficient warmth; "She was underdressed for the hiking trip and suffered hypothermia"
|2.||overdress - put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive; "She never dresses up, even when she goes to the opera"; "The young girls were all fancied up for the party"|
attire, deck out, deck up, dress up, fancy up, fig out, fig up, rig out, tog out, tog up, trick out, trick up, gussy up, prink, get up
primp, preen, dress, plume - dress or groom with elaborate care; "She likes to dress when going to the opera"
prank - dress up showily; "He pranked himself out in his best clothes"
tart up - dress up in a cheap and provocative way
dress, dress up - dress in a certain manner; "She dresses in the latest Paris fashion"; "he dressed up in a suit and tie"
enrobe - adorn with a robe
dress, get dressed - put on clothes; "we had to dress quickly"; "dress the patient"; "Can the child dress by herself?"