Overdo vs Overbear - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between overdo and overbear
is that overdo
is to do too much; to exceed what is proper or true in doing; to exaggerate; to carry too far while overbear
is (obsolete|transitive) to carry over.
To do too much; to exceed what is proper or true in doing; to exaggerate; to carry too far.
To overtask or overtax; to fatigue; to exhaust.
- Anything so overdone is from the purpose of playing.
To surpass; to excel.
- to overdo one's strength
To cook too much.
- to overdo the meat
(obsolete) To carry over.
To push through by physical weight or strength; to overwhelm, overcome.
* c. 1390 , (Geoffrey Chaucer), ‘The Wife of Bath's Tale’, , Penguin Classics, p. 287:
To prevail over; to dominate, overpower; to oppress.
*1596 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , V.11:
*:It often fals, in course of common life, / That right long time is overborne of wrong […].
To produce an overabundance of fruit.
English irregular verbs
- I attacked first and they were overborne , / Glad to apologize and even suing / Pardon for what they'd never thought of doing.