over·work verb \ˌō-vər-ˈwərk\
: to work too hard
: to use (something) too much or too often
: to work on (something) too much
: to cause to work too hard, too long, or to exhaustion <overworked the horses>
a : to work too much on <overwork bread dough>
b : to make excessive use of <overworked tunes>
: to work too much or too long : overdo
— overwork noun
Examples of OVERWORK
- The whole crew seemed exhausted, probably from overworking.
- The captain routinely overworked the crew.
- He overworks the melody in the song.
- If you overwork the dough, the bread will be tough.
First Known Use of OVERWORK
Rhymes with OVERWORK
, city clerk
, out of work
, shipping clerk
, social work
, soda jerk
, stated clerk
over·work transitive verb \ˌō-vər-ˈwərk\ (Medical Dictionary)
: to cause to work too hard, too long, or to exhaustion
: to work too much or too long
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