how to pronounce overkill

oʊvɚkɪl

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

meanings of overkill

noun:

  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.

verb:

  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.