Meaning of overthink in English:


Pronunciation /ˌəʊvəˈθɪŋk/


[with object]
  • Think about (something) too much or for too long.

    ‘I tend to overthink situations and problems in my life’
    • ‘he doesn't make snap decisions, but he doesn't overthink either’
    • ‘However, I do get frustrated by what I would call an epidemic of overthinking everything.’
    • ‘The switch seemed to cause Carey to overthink his assignments.’
    • ‘Portia laments how foolish all of her suitors are, trying to over think the puzzle.’
    • ‘Don't try to force them or overthink them; just let them flow.’
    • ‘Then one night, relaxing in front of the television, I realized I was overthinking the matter.’
    • ‘This latest feature is a good example of the dangers of over-thinking a problem.’
    • ‘That is further proof the team lacks a fearsome defender… The coaching staff appears to overthink situations.’
    • ‘No, now he was over thinking things.’
    • ‘Don't overthink this, I said to myself, my head starting to spin.’
    • ‘I try not to over think the questions.’
    • ‘And he didn't try to combine elements or overthink the cartoon.’
    • ‘But sometimes we need a gentle reminder not to overthink our music.’
    • ‘Often smart people tend be more passive because they over-think things.’
    • ‘And, like others have said, don't overthink - just enjoy!’
    • ‘I think you may be overthinking this one a bit, Eric.’
    • ‘I wouldn't overthink this one; just pick what you like.’
    • ‘My therapist thinks I over think things.’
    • ‘Try to be as true to your opinion as possible and don't over think it.’
    • ‘Rosa says I am too smart for my own good and that I tend to over think things.’
    • ‘This year we looked for music that I can feel comfortable with and tell a story which helps me not to over think my elements.’