over·​sched·​ule | \ ˌō-vər-ˈske-(ˌ)jül How to pronounce overschedule (audio) , -jəl, Canadian also -ˈshe-, British usually -ˈshe-(ˌ)dyül \
overscheduled; overscheduling

Definition of overschedule

transitive + intransitive

: to schedule (someone or something) with too many events or activities We overschedule our days and complain constantly about being too busy …— Will Schwalbe If you cringe at each ding of your … calendar, you might be overscheduling yourself …— Natasha Koifman The dentist should be reasonably prompt in keeping appointments. If he or she chronically overschedules, or otherwise fails to see patients on time, it may signify a less than satisfactory commitment to patient welfare.— Jack Klatell et al. Many kids are overscheduled and simply need more time to relax.— Tammy Darling

First Known Use of overschedule

1925, in the meaning defined above

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“Overschedule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overschedule. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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