overschedule

verb, transitive + intransitive over·sched·ule \ ˌō-vər-ˈske-(ˌ)jül , -jəl , Canadian also -ˈshe- , British usually -ˈshe-(ˌ)dyül \

Definition of overschedule

overscheduled; overscheduling
: 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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