Meaning of overplay
Pronunciation: (ō"vur-plā'), [key]
- to exaggerate or overemphasize (one's role in a play, an emotion, an effect, etc.): The young actor overplayed Hamlet shamelessly. The director of the movie had overplayed the pathos.
- to put too much stress on the value or importance of: A charitable biographer had overplayed the man's piety and benevolence.
- to overestimate the strength of (the cards in one's hand) with consequent loss.
- to hit (the ball) past the putting green.
- to exaggerate one's part, an effect, etc.; overact: Without a firm director she invariably overplays.
- overplay (Thesaurus)