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overburden

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verb over·bur·den \ˌō-vər-ˈbər-dən\

Definition of overburden

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to place an excessive burden on

Examples of overburden in a sentence

  1. She overburdened me with work.

  2. Why overburden yourself when people are offering to help?

1532

First Known Use of overburden

1532


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noun over·bur·den \ˈō-vər-ˌbər-dən\

Definition of overburden

  1. :  material overlying a deposit of useful geological materials or bedrock

1821

First Known Use of overburden

1821


OVERBURDEN Defined for English Language Learners

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verb over·bur·den \ˌō-vər-ˈbər-dən\

Definition of overburden for English Language Learners

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


OVERBURDEN Defined for Kids

overburden

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verb over·bur·den \ˌō-vər-ˈbər-dən\

Definition of overburden for Students

overburdened

overburdening

  1. :  to burden too heavily <I'm overburdened with work.>



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