Definition of Overplay

1. Verb. Exaggerate one's acting.

Exact synonyms: Ham, Ham It Up, Overact
Category relationships: Dramatic Art, Dramatics, Dramaturgy, Theater, Theatre
Generic synonyms: Act, Play, Playact, Roleplay
Derivative terms: Ham, Hamming, Overacting
Antonyms: Underact



Definition of Overplay

1. Verb. (intransitive) and (transitive) To overdo or overact one's effect or role. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To present something in a manner more dramatic than necessary. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To overestimate one's strength in a game or event, which ultimately may end in a defeat. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive golf) To accidentally hit (one's golf ball) beyond "the green". ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overplay

1. to exaggerate [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: exaggerate

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overplay

overpitch
overpitched
overpitches
overpitching
overplaid
overplaided
overplaids
overplan
overplanned
overplanning
overplans
overplant
overplanted
overplanting
overplants
overplay (current term)
overplayed
overplaying
overplays
overplease
overpleased
overpleases
overpleasing
overplied
overplies
overplot
overplots
overplotted
overplotting
overplough

Literary usage of Overplay

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. American Or Standard Whist by George William] [Pettes (1880)
"overplay. The score and hands have been given. We will play B.'s hand as it should have been played, showing a different result, let C. and D. do what they ..."

2. The Whist Reference Book: Wherein Information is Presented Concerning the by William Mill Butler (1898)
""The proper lead from A's hand," says Mr. Ames, " by all the canons of whist, is the jack of spades." On the overplay, this lead was made, ..."

3. Foster's Complete Hoyle: An Encyclopedia of All the Indoor Games Played at by Robert Frederick Foster (1897)
"Where the irregularity is discovered when the hand is taken up for overplay, and before such overplay has begun :— III. Where the irregularity is not ..."

4. Auction Developments by Milton C. Work (1913)
"(2) When the irregularity is discovered at the time the cards are taken up for overplay and before such overplay has begun: It must be sent back to the ..."

5. Foster's Duplicate Whist: A Complete System of Instruction in Whist Strategy by Robert Frederick Foster (1894)
"The overplay being finished, it is found that the Seniors at table No. i have made ten tricks against their adversaries' three ; while at table No. ..."

6. Whist of Today: In Two Parts. Part 1.--For the Beginner ... Part 2.--For the by Milton Cooper Work (1895)
"(ii) Where the irregularity is discovered when the hand is taken up for overplay, and before such overplay has begun:— The hand in which the irregularity is ..."

7. Proceedings of the ... American Whist Congress by American Whist League (1897)
"Where the irregularity is discovered when the hand is taken up for overplay, and before such overplay has begun:— The hand in which the irregularity is so ..."

8. Nullo Auction by Florence Irwin (1914)
"(2) When the irregularity is discovered at the time the cards are taken up for overplay and before such overplay has begun: It must be sent back to the ..."

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