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overwork

verb over·work \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
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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
OVERWORKED Defined for Kids

1overwork

verb over·work \ˌō-vər-ˈwərk\
over·workedover·work·ing

Definition of OVERWORK for Kids

1
:  to work or cause to work too much or too hard <The captain overworked the crew.>
2
:  to use too much or too often <overworked phrases>

2overwork

noun

Definition of OVERWORK for Kids

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

overwork

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

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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