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overwork

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verb over·work \ˌō-vər-ˈwərk\

Simple Definition of overwork

  • : to work too hard

  • : to use (something) too much or too often

  • : to work on (something) too much

Full Definition of overwork

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cause to work too hard, too long, or to exhaustion <overworked the horses>

  3. 2 a :  to work too much on <overwork bread dough> b :  to make excessive use of <overworked tunes>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to work too much or too long :  overdo

overwork noun

Examples of overwork

  1. The whole crew seemed exhausted, probably from overworking.

  2. The captain routinely overworked the crew.

  3. He overworks the melody in the song.

  4. If you overwork the dough, the bread will be tough.



1530

First Known Use of overwork

1530


OVERWORK Defined for Kids

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overwork

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verb over·work \ˌō-vər-ˈwərk\

Definition of overwork

over·workedover·work·ing

  1. 1 :  to work or cause to work too much or too hard <The captain overworked the crew.>

  2. 2 :  to use too much or too often <overworked phrases>




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noun over·work

Definition of overwork

  1. :  too much work <They were exhausted from overwork.>




Medical Dictionary

overwork

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transitive verb over·work \ˌō-vər-ˈwərk\

Medical Definition of overwork

  1. :  to cause to work too hard, too long, or to exhaustion

  2. intransitive verb

  3. :  to work too much or too long

  4. overwork noun




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