overdone

overdone
[[t]o͟ʊvə(r)dʌ̱n[/t]]
1) ADJ-GRADED If food is overdone, it has been spoiled by being cooked for too long.

The meat was overdone and the vegetables disappointing.

Syn:
overcooked
Ant:
2) ADJ-GRADED: usu v-link ADJ If you say that something is overdone, you mean that you think it is excessive or exaggerated.

In fact, the panic is overdone. As the map shows, the drought has been confined to the south and east of Britain.


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  • overdone — index extreme (exaggerated), outrageous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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  • Overdone — Overdo O ver*do , v. t. [imp. {Overdid}; p. p. {Overdone}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overdoing}.] 1. To do too much; to exceed what is proper or true in doing; to exaggerate; to carry too far. [1913 Webster] Anything so overdone is from the purpose of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overdone — o|ver|done [ ,ouvər dʌn ] adjective 1. ) with too much done, said, or used: It was a typical Hollywood ending, way too overdone. 2. ) cooked for too long: overdone steaks …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • overdone — adjective 1) the flattery was overdone Syn: excessive, too much, undue, immoderate, inordinate, disproportionate, inflated, overstated, overworked, exaggerated, overemphasized, overenthusiastic, overeffusive; informal a bit much, over the top Ant …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • overdone — UK [ˌəʊvə(r)ˈdʌn] / US [ˌoʊvərˈdʌn] adjective 1) with too much done, said, or used It was a typical Hollywood ending, way too overdone. 2) cooked for too long overdone steaks …   English dictionary

  • overdone — o|ver|done [ˌəuvəˈdʌn US ˌouvər ] adj cooked too much ≠ ↑underdone ▪ The beef was overdone …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • overdone — adjective cooked too much: The beef was overdone. compare underdone …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • overdone — adjective /ovəɻˈdɔn/ Boiled, baked or roasted too much …   Wiktionary

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