As verbs the difference between overpay and overplay
is that overpay
is to pay too much while overplay
is and to overdo or overact one's effect or role.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
To pay too much.
and To overdo or overact one's effect or role.
To present something in a manner more dramatic than necessary.
- When Chris overacted''' his part again, the director warned that anyone ' overplaying would be barred from the next production
To overestimate one's strength in a game or event, which ultimately may end in a defeat.
- Although the play was wonderful, Joshua overplayed his role as the Beast.
(golf) To accidentally hit (one's golf ball) beyond "the green".
- Jack won the last match of blackjack; Theo overplayed .
- The first few shots went wonderfully, but Robin overplayed the last and lost.