over·​learn | \ ˌō-vər-ˈlərn How to pronounce overlearn (audio) \
overlearned; overlearning; overlearns

Definition of overlearn

transitive verb

: to continue to study or practice after attaining proficiency

Examples of overlearn in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As a refugee from National Socialism, Kissinger may have overlearned the lessons of Neville Chamberlain's appeasement of Hitler in Munich 1938. Damon Linker, TheWeek, "The vital mystery of how we think about the world," 22 May 2020

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First Known Use of overlearn

1867, in the meaning defined above

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“Overlearn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overlearn. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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