EtymologyFrom over + play.
- Rhymes with: -eɪ
- To overdo or overact one's effect or role.
- To present something in a manner more dramatic than necessary.
- Although the play was wonderful, Joshua overplayed his role as the Beast.
- To overestimate
oneself in a game or event which ultimately ends in a defeat.
- Jack won the last match of blackjack; Theo overplayed.
- transitive golf To
accidentally hit one's golf ball
beyond "the green".
- Although Robin's first few shots went wonderfully, she overplayed the last and ended up losing to Lucas.
- ttbc Dutch: overdrijven
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