[oh-ver-akt] /ˌoʊ vərˈækt/
verb (used with or without object)
to in an exaggerated manner.
to act or behave in an exaggerated manner, as in a theatrical production Also overplay
1610s, “to go too far in action,” from over- + act (v.). Meaning “to play a part with too much emphasis, to chew the scenery” is from 1630s. Related: Overacted; overacting.
[oh-ver-ak-tiv] /ˌoʊ vərˈæk tɪv/ adjective 1. exceptionally or excessively ; too . /ˌəʊvərˈæktɪv/ adjective 1. inordinately active 2. (of the thyroid or adrenal gland, nervous system, etc) functioning at too high a capacity
[ak-tuh-veyt] /ˈæk təˌveɪt/ verb (used with object), activated, activating. 1. to make active; cause to function or act. 2. Physics. 3. to aerate (sewage) in order to accelerate decomposition of impure organic matter by microorganisms. 4. Chemistry. 5. to place (a military unit or station) on an active status in an assigned capacity. /ˈæktɪˌveɪt/ verb […]
[uh-kyoot] /əˈkyut/ adjective 1. sharp or severe in effect; intense: acute sorrow; an acute pain. 2. extremely great or serious; crucial; critical: an acute shortage of oil. 3. (of disease) brief and severe (opposed to ). 4. sharp or penetrating in intellect, insight, or perception: an acute observer. 5. extremely sensitive even to slight details […]
[oh-ver-eyj] /ˈoʊ vərˈeɪdʒ/ adjective 1. beyond the acceptable or desired : overage for the draft. 2. older than usual or expected for the activity, position, etc.: an overage baseball player who still outperforms many rookies. 3. too old to be serviceable; antiquated: She drives an overage car. [oh-ver-ij] /ˈoʊ vər ɪdʒ/ noun, Commerce. 1. an […]