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“… think it's overkill at all look the what …”

meanings of overkill


  1. An unnecessary excess of whatever is needed to achieve a goal.
  2. An unnecessary excess of disposal because of too high criteria of inspection.
  3. A destructive capacity that exceeds that needed to destroy an enemy; especially with nuclear weapons.


  1. To destroy something with more (nuclear) force than is required.
  2. To dispose of too many items because of too high criteria of inspection.
  3. To do something excessive to achieve a goal.