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o·ver·dress

 (ō′vər-drĕs′)
v. o·ver·dressed, o·ver·dress·ing, o·ver·dress·es
v.intr.
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.
v.tr.
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.
n. (ō′vər-drĕs′)
A skirted garment, such as a pinafore, worn over other outer clothing.
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overdress

vb
(Clothing & Fashion) to dress (oneself or another) too elaborately or finely
n
(Clothing & Fashion) a dress that may be worn over a jumper, blouse, etc
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o•ver•dress

(v. ˌoʊ vərˈdrɛs; n. ˈoʊ vərˌdrɛs)
v.t., v.i.
1. to dress with too much finery or formality.
2. to dress with too much clothing.
n.
3. a dress worn over another.
[1700–10]
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overdress


Past participle: overdressed
Gerund: overdressing

Imperative
overdress
overdress
Present
I overdress
you overdress
he/she/it overdresses
we overdress
you overdress
they overdress
Preterite
I overdressed
you overdressed
he/she/it overdressed
we overdressed
you overdressed
they overdressed
Present Continuous
I am overdressing
you are overdressing
he/she/it is overdressing
we are overdressing
you are overdressing
they are overdressing
Present Perfect
I have overdressed
you have overdressed
he/she/it has overdressed
we have overdressed
you have overdressed
they have overdressed
Past Continuous
I was overdressing
you were overdressing
he/she/it was overdressing
we were overdressing
you were overdressing
they were overdressing
Past Perfect
I had overdressed
you had overdressed
he/she/it had overdressed
we had overdressed
you had overdressed
they had overdressed
Future
I will overdress
you will overdress
he/she/it will overdress
we will overdress
you will overdress
they will overdress
Future Perfect
I will have overdressed
you will have overdressed
he/she/it will have overdressed
we will have overdressed
you will have overdressed
they will have overdressed
Future Continuous
I will be overdressing
you will be overdressing
he/she/it will be overdressing
we will be overdressing
you will be overdressing
they will be overdressing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overdressing
you have been overdressing
he/she/it has been overdressing
we have been overdressing
you have been overdressing
they have been overdressing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overdressing
you will have been overdressing
he/she/it will have been overdressing
we will have been overdressing
you will have been overdressing
they will have been overdressing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overdressing
you had been overdressing
he/she/it had been overdressing
we had been overdressing
you had been overdressing
they had been overdressing
Conditional
I would overdress
you would overdress
he/she/it would overdress
we would overdress
you would overdress
they would overdress
Past Conditional
I would have overdressed
you would have overdressed
he/she/it would have overdressed
we would have overdressed
you would have overdressed
they would have overdressed
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.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 attractiveoverdress - 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"
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
dizen, bedizen - dress up garishly and tastelessly
dress, get dressed - put on clothes; "we had to dress quickly"; "dress the patient"; "Can the child dress by herself?"
costume, dress up - dress in a costume; "We dressed up for Halloween as pumpkins"
dress down, underdress - dress informally and casually; "On Fridays, employees can underdress"
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Translations

overdress

[ˌəʊvəˈdres] VIvestirse con demasiada elegancia
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overdress

[ˌəʊvəˈdrɛs] vivestirsi in modo troppo elegante
don't you think you're a bit overdressed? → non pensi di essere un po' troppo elegante?
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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