Translation of overdo in Spanish:


exagerar, v.

Pronunciation /ˌoʊvərˈdu//əʊvəˈduː/

transitive verb

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    (makeup/mannerism/hospitality) exagerar
    (makeup/hospitality/mannerism) pasarse con informal
    • The monitor makes it easy to avoid overdoing it.
    • While we are certainly fans of hard work and determination, there is also such a thing as overdoing it.
    • Some newspapers sell by overdoing this subject.
    • Winemakers can overdo the colour extraction and thus spoil the flavour.
    • The consensus was that, although water was indeed a lovely thing to have in unlimited supply, we'd rather overdone it.
    • The manual takes pains to underscore the ills of overdoing things.
    • But check to see if you and your girls are overdoing it.
    • I knew that I was overdoing it, but sometimes the wave is so big, and you have been working all your life to get it to become a wave, so when it takes off, you just have to ride it.
    • Beware of overdoing anything, or going over the top emotionally.
    • When athletes do core stabilisation and abdominal work we tend to see a lot of lower back problems because they're overdoing it.
    • For example, back ache often occurs following an afternoon of overdoing it in the garden.
    • The Doctor is of course off this weekend also and I am continuing in my discussions to try to keep him from overdoing things - he works harder than most and doesn't take to relaxation.
    • This chart really puts it all into perspective and shows that all the hoopla over inflation returning is overdone.
    • Having rather overdone things recently, I was told by my doctor (yes, even doctors have doctors) to take a holiday.
    • Some experts believe the money markets are currently overdoing the gloom about possible rate rises.
    • Too late, to his chagrin, not to mention embarrassment, he found that he had rather overdone it, and could not get near him.
    • I know the other parents thought I was overdoing it.
    • Equally, don't overdo the concealer or your eyes will look like they've got white circles round them.
    • Mars is a hard-driving taskmaster, so you've probably been overdoing things again recently.
    • If Jennifer overdoes activities, her heart beats extremely quickly.
    • By all means make it look appetising, but do not overdo the plate-decorating, nor feel you have to emulate restaurants, and stack everything up like the leaning tower of Pisa.
    • You know overdoing it simply isn't the way to go, so don't.
    • Mine often used to give up on me when I was overdoing things!
    • We feel that the inflation concerns there were overdone, and mostly due to one-time factors.
    • The importance of not overdoing things was reinforced by my surgeon, who had driven his car on a long trip the day after his hernia operation.
    • Paul settles me down and is good at catching the warning signs that I am overdoing things.
    • It was rather overdone, and I just stopped the quirk of my eyebrows that would cue him in to the mistake.
    • Most economists believe the EU will not overdo the increase in rates bearing in mind the delicate nature of the economic recovery currently underway.
    • Unfortunately, some of these tracks suffer due to some rather overdone production.
    • Yet the real malfunction has been in the realms of broken promises and overdoing expectations.
    • While the religious devotionalism of the past was often overdone and was open to excess, it gave people a range of prayer-forms to choose from and an ownership over a life of personal prayer.
    • Campaigners in the various health matters, especially, should realise that their messages are bound to fall on deaf ears when they overdo the exercises.
    • A person's heart rate is also checked every seven minutes to ensure the person is not overdoing it.
    • Barua is an avid tennis player who still takes the game with the exuberance of a youngster, consequently overdoing things at times.
    • He is as guilty as any monkey might be of overdoing things, and most of the paintings lack the specific character of the ones I have described.
    • You can, in short, overdo the pomp of sci-fi prophecy, the edge of quasi-religiosity that turns decently crafted fiction into something more grandiose.
    • Modernisation is by no means overdone, or rather, when it is overdone, it is brazenly clever.
    • Conversely, anything that increases pulse rate by 30 or 40 means you are overdoing it.
    • Was she forced to become a chiropractor because so many of her yoga clients were overdoing it and leaving her centre incapacitated?
    • Whether you're overdoing the drink, or spending too much time in the sun, chances are you'll need a paracetamol at some point.
  • 2

    (roast/vegetables) cocinar demasiado
    (roast/vegetables) recocer
    (vegetables/roast) dejar pasar
    • The chicken looked a bit pink so I stuck it in the microwave and it came out really overdone.
    • My halibut was slightly overcooked and came with similarly overdone vegetables, making for an unmemorable experience.
    • Although the mint and cumin combined well, the meatballs were perhaps a little overdone.
    • The tiger prawns were huge and not overdone and the potatoes and vegetables not overcooked.
    • The fish was fresh and not overdone, but there was obviously some concern in the kitchen that the black beans might overwhelm the bass.
    • The sausages were tangy and unusual, slightly overdone at one end - which I like in a sausage - and tasty.
    • In conclusion she declared that the spaghetti had been beautifully cooked and not overdone as she usually does it.