Definition of overexcite in English:


transitive verb

[with object]
  • Excite excessively.

    ‘playing an active game can overexcite children’
    • ‘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.’



/ˌōvərikˈsīt/ /ˌoʊvərɪkˈsaɪt/