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Over Words Quiz

All the words start with the prefix "over". Based on the definition, guess the word.
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Last updated: August 28, 2018
First submittedJanuary 22, 2012
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Definition
Word
Abroad
Overseas
To wake up late
Oversleep
To bring down the government
Overthrow
An excessive and dangerous
amount of drugs
Overdose
Eavesdrop
Overhear
Completely cloudy
Overcast
To surmount an obstacle
Overcome
To wear clothes that are too formal
for the occasion
Overdress
Excessive inventory
Overstock
Elated
Overjoyed
Cocky
Overconfident
Definition
Word
Too heavy
Overweight
Work done beyond normal hours
Overtime
To reverse a law - or capsize a boat
Overturn
To dismiss a lawyer's objection
Overrule
Section of road that crosses over another
Overpass
A gear that is higher than a car's
normal top gear
Overdrive
The cost of doing business
Overhead
To give film more light than necessary
Overexpose
Off the edge of a ship
Overboard
Like an unkempt garden
Overgrown
Plantation boss
Overseer
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level 17
Jan 22, 2012
cool quiz! thanx
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level 33
Jan 22, 2012
ciento porciento correcto!!!
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level 83
Jan 22, 2012
Why is Martin Luther King the photo at the top?
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level 76
Jan 22, 2012
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. recited the words from "We Shall Overcome" in his final sermon delivered in Memphis on Sunday March 31, 1968, before his assassination. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_Shall_Overcome)
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level 17
May 27, 2012
add To write a check for more than one has in the account (overdraft)
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level 60
May 26, 2018
personally never heard that term - if others are like me it wouldnt be a good addition because not enough would get it
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level 66
Jan 29, 2019
It’s a good idea for an addition, especially for Americans quizzers, who are used to having to deal with “Overdraft” fines that a lot of banks impose for trying to withdraw more than you own. My understanding is that most European countries ban such fines, but they would never dream of such a thing in the good old US of A!
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level 61
Jun 27, 2019
There is simply a limit here, so no need for fines. Seems like a pain, to allways check if your balance is high enough so no accidents happen.

sounds like my first mobile phoneprovider. If you went sbove a certain limit it would be like 10x the normal cost, but no way knowing ahead of time if you went over the limit or not (before there were standard messages about how much you still had left)

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level 22
Jul 29, 2012
Brilliant quiz - thanks for the explanation of the photo. I was confused about that one too!
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level 76
May 26, 2018
I was at first, then I scanned down the list and as soon as I saw overcome I knew it.
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level 19
Nov 1, 2012
woo hoo 24
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level 19
Nov 1, 2012
to make sound too easy over simplify
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level 32
Nov 29, 2012
"An excessive and dangerous amount of drugs" should be reworded. Add "To Take"
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level ∞
Nov 29, 2012
Why? An overdose can also be a noun. For example, in the sentence "he died of an overdose".
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level 77
May 12, 2014
Could overzealous be accepted for cocky? I guess it would depend on the context.
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level 82
May 15, 2014
I should've know "overrule". Watch enough lawyer shows on tv!
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level 76
Oct 30, 2015
I only knew overrule from that Red Dwarf sketch - "Objection!" "Overruled!" - does anyone else know which one I mean?
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level 43
Jun 12, 2014
Overheavy = Overburden, Overencumbered (Elder Scrolls anyone? haha)
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level 34
Jun 15, 2014
You should accept overslept for the first hint
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level 68
Sep 8, 2014
Operation Overlord, June 6th, 1944.... nice quiz.
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level 77
Sep 8, 2014
yeah, what's the bonus?
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level 69
Feb 6, 2018
I didn't know about extra credit either!
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level 76
May 26, 2018
Maybe he's just being overzealous. :) A date worth noting, however, and I agree, nice quiz.
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level 77
Jun 27, 2019
I think the comment I was responding to is gone now.
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level 70
Sep 8, 2014
Pretty easy. But fun to go through.
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level 54
Sep 9, 2014
Too heavy = Overloaded, Overburden?
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level 48
Sep 10, 2014
Yeah I tried overloaded first.
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level 73
May 26, 2018
I also tried overloaded and didn't then think of overweight.
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level 67
Feb 24, 2015
Overindulgent .....
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level 59
May 14, 2015
For some odd reason, I always thought these were 2 words. Over-Slept, Over-Indulge, Over-eat etc.
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level 82
Nov 5, 2015
Hover for overprotective? It has "over" in it :P
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level 73
Apr 22, 2016
some of these aren't specific enough - elated could be over the moon, excessive inventory could be all sorts of things like over packed, overstuffed, overflowing, overly full etc
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level 61
Dec 18, 2018
I tried overexcited first
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level 73
Nov 1, 2019
Yeah, overexcited kinda works.

To be fair, I've just looked at the instructions and they say 'All the words start with the prefix "over". Based on the definition, guess the word.' which does suggest that each answer is only 1 word so some of mine are not valid answers
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level 44
May 9, 2016
Overturn does not mean to change a law; that is to repeal. Overturn means that a judge changes the decision of another judge.
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level 76
May 26, 2018
The SCOTUS overturns rulings from lower courts which in effect overturns laws made by Congress or other governmental bodies, so it works from that aspect.
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level 59
May 31, 2016
I thought 'too heavy' was in terms of cargo and I put 'overloaded' instead :D
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level 63
Nov 29, 2017
Allow overweening for "cocky"?
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level 71
Dec 30, 2017
I didn't even know that "overweening" was a word, but according to the dictionary, LadyScroop is absolutely right! Learn sumthin' new every day.
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level 76
May 26, 2018
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level 69
Apr 2, 2019
I tried overproud.
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level 72
May 26, 2018
Overtop to surmount an obstacle? Literally
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level 52
May 26, 2018
I tried overtake for bring down the government couldn't think of overthrow.
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level 49
May 26, 2018
Commenters on these sites need to take vacations. Get OVER it!!
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level 37
May 26, 2018
Fun one! thank you!
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level 61
Jul 30, 2018
Shouldn't it be "To wake up too late (for sth.)"? If you wake up late in the day you didn't necessarily oversleep, right?
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level 54
Aug 30, 2018
flyover for one road over another