overpress

1 of 2

transitive verb

1
obsolete : afflict, oppress
2
: to load with an excessive burden : overburden
all very tired and overpressed men Economist
3
: to press or insist upon unduly : drive or push (as a contention) too far
does not overpress his case P. R. Levin

overpress

2 of 2

noun

: overpressure
overpress of work

Word History

Etymology

Transitive verb

Middle English overpressen, from over entry 1 + pressen to press

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“Overpress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overpress. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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