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overburden

verb over·bur·den \ ˌō-vər-ˈbər-dᵊn \
|Updated on: 21 Jul 2018

Definition of overburden

: 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?

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First Known Use of overburden

1532

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overburden

noun over·bur·den \ ˈō-vər-ˌbər-dᵊn \

Definition of overburden

: material overlying a deposit of useful geological materials or bedrock

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First Known Use of overburden

1821

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OVERBURDEN Defined for English Language Learners

overburden

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

verb over·bur·den \ ˌō-vər-ˈbər-dᵊn \

Definition of overburden for Students

overburdened; overburdening
: to burden too heavily I'm overburdened with work.


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