Definition of overexcite in English:



[with object]often as adjective overexcited
  • Excite excessively.

    ‘an overexcited schoolgirl at a party’
    • ‘It sits upon a volcano that only erupts occasionally when England lose a game of football and overexcited locals set it off.’
    • ‘It's good that he gets so excited about his company's projects, but constantly getting overexcited by them and consequently under-delivering has done them some real harm.’
    • ‘While Pixar's scripts don't seem as dumbed-down and sanitized as Disney's current fare, I just feel like people are overexcited about what is still the novelty of computer animation.’
    • ‘We headed for the first period AP English class we shared, dodging lost freshmen and overexcited seniors.’
    • ‘Some horses that rear will only lift their front feet off the ground a short distance and only do it at certain times when they are overexcited or keen to move forward.’
    • ‘The college said that excessive shouting, singing and screaming was to blame for voice problems as fans became overexcited during tense England games.’
    • ‘I get the impression that she thinks I might be a bit overexcited about the game.’
    • ‘I think it's wasted energy to get overexcited about stuff like that because it's only rock 'n' roll.’
    • ‘Even so, we think the market has become overexcited about the prospect of a rate cut.’
    • ‘I think they're probably getting a little overexcited, although it did produce this editorial on the politics of secrecy.’
    • ‘In the British arts, we tend to be quite careful about getting too overexcited about things, but you can't help but do it.’
    • ‘Stop getting overexcited about material acquisitions.’
    • ‘So if you think we're getting overexcited about car-free zones and historic conservatories, cut us some slack.’
    • ‘Basically, he's saying, the young boys just got a bit overexcited.’
    • ‘Why do we let ourselves get so overexcited about this?’
    • ‘I suspect that we were both a little bit overexcited and mentally fatigued.’
    • ‘That said, like anyone I can get overexcited and can resort unintentionally to unfair rhetorical tricks.’
    • ‘He tells me that acquisitions are now ‘on the radar’, but nobody should get overexcited at this stage.’
    • ‘Why are these defensive-sounding scientists and thin-skinned writers getting so overexcited?’
    • ‘They make us hyper and overexcited and, once faded, leave us grumpy or exhausted or or tearful or craving more.’
    lively, active, animated, exuberant, spirited, bouncy, frisky, excited, overexcited, in high spirits, high-spirited, ebullient, vibrant, rowdy, unruly, wild, uproarious, unrestrained, undisciplined, uninhibited, uncontrolled, abandoned, rough, romping, rollicking, disorderly, knockabout, riotous, rip-roaring, rumbustious, roistering, tumultuous



/əʊv(ə)rɪkˈsʌɪt/ /əʊv(ə)rɛkˈsʌɪt/