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1overburden

verb over·bur·den \-ˈbər-dən\

: to give (someone or something) too much work, worry, etc. : to burden (someone or something) too much

Full Definition of OVERBURDEN

transitive verb
:  to place an excessive burden on

Examples of OVERBURDEN

  1. She overburdened me with work.
  2. Why overburden yourself when people are offering to help?

First Known Use of OVERBURDEN

1532

Rhymes with OVERBURDEN

2overburden

noun over·bur·den \ˈō-vər-ˌbər-dən\

Definition of OVERBURDEN

:  material overlying a deposit of useful geological materials or bedrock

First Known Use of OVERBURDEN

1855
OVERBURDEN Defined for Kids

overburden

verb over·bur·den \ˌō-vər-ˈbər-dən\
over·bur·denedover·bur·den·ing

Definition of OVERBURDEN for Kids

:  to burden too heavily <I'm overburdened with work.>

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