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



Definition of overpress (Entry 2 of 2)

: overpressure overpress of work

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History and Etymology for overpress

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 13 Aug. 2020.

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