overprogram

verb over·pro·gram \ ˌō-vər-ˈprō-ˌgram , -grəm \

Definition of overprogram

overprogrammed; overprogramming
: 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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