overburden


1over·bur·den

transitive verb \-ˈbər-dən\

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

Full Definition of OVERBURDEN

:  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

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2over·bur·den

noun \ˈō-vər-ˌbər-dən\

Definition of OVERBURDEN

:  material overlying a deposit of useful geological materials or bedrock

First Known Use of OVERBURDEN

1855

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