2. To act upon, or influence, unduly. [Obs.]
The hope of inheritance overacts them.Milton.
(O`ver*act") v. i. To act more than is necessary; to go to excess in action. B. Jonson.
(O"ver*ac"tion) n. Perormance to excess; exaggerated or excessive action.
(O`ver*af*fect") v. t. To affect or care for unduly. [Obs.] Milton.
(O`ver*ag"i*tate) v. t. To agitate or discuss beyond what is expedient. Bp. Hall.
(O"ver*all) adv. Everywhere. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(O"ver*alls) n. pl.
1. A kind of loose trousers worn over others to protect them from soiling.
2. Waterproof leggings. R. D. Blackmore.
(O"ver*anx*i"e*ty) n. The state of being overanxious; excessive anxiety.
(O"ver*anx"ious) a. Anxious in an excessive or needless degree. O"ver*anx"ious*ly,
(O`ver*arch") v. t. & i. To make or place an arch over; to hang over like an arch. "Brown with
o'erarching shades." Pope.
(O"ver-arm`) a. (Cricket, etc.) Done (as bowling or pitching) with the arm raised above the
shoulder. See Overhard. "An over-arm with a round-arm bowler." R. A. Proctor.
(O`ver*awe") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Overawed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Overawing.] To awe exceedingly; to
subjugate or restrain by awe or great fear.
The king was present in person to overlook the magistrates, and overawe these subjects with the terror
of his sword.Spenser.