overpress

transitive verb

Definition of overpress 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 obsolete : afflict, oppress

2 : to load with an excessive burden : overburden all very tired and overpressed menEconomist

3 : to press or insist upon unduly : drive or push (as a contention) too far does not overpress his case— P. R. Levin

overpress

noun

Definition of overpress (Entry 2 of 2)

: overpressure overpress of work

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for overpress

Transitive verb

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about overpress

Statistics for overpress

Look-up Popularity

Comments on overpress

What made you want to look up overpress? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a private place of worship

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Vocab Quiz

  • the-education-of-achilles-eugne-delacroix
  • Which is a synonym of discomfit?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!