over·​pro·​gram | \ ˌō-vər-ˈprō-ˌgram How to pronounce overprogram (audio) , -grəm \
overprogrammed; overprogramming

Definition of overprogram

transitive verb

: to schedule (someone or something) too rigidly or with too many activities or tasks Instead of overprogramming the children with formal group lessons, free play must be a priority …— Lisa Wright Studies show that parents who overprogram their young children's schedules often breed rebellious teens.— Tim Elmore I intentionally refrained from overprogramming our trip.— Krissah Thompson I can run to Walmart and grab last minute school supplies at 10 p.m. It's the reality of my hectic, overprogrammed life.— Stephanie Barna

First Known Use of overprogram

1904, in the meaning defined above

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“Overprogram.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overprogram. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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