Definition of overthink in English:



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

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