overwork


over·work

verb \ˌō-vər-ˈwərk\

: to work too hard

: to use (something) too much or too often

: to work on (something) too much

Full Definition of OVERWORK

transitive verb
1
:  to cause to work too hard, too long, or to exhaustion <overworked the horses>
2
a :  to work too much on <overwork bread dough>
b :  to make excessive use of <overworked tunes>
intransitive verb
:  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.

First Known Use of OVERWORK

1530

over·work

transitive verb \ˌō-vər-ˈwərk\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OVERWORK

: to cause to work too hard, too long, or to exhaustion
intransitive verb
: to work too much or too long
overwork noun

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