Definition of overwork
- overworked the horses
- overwork bread dough
- overworked tunes
The whole crew seemed exhausted, probably from overworking.
The captain routinely overworked the crew.
He overworks the melody in the song.
If you overwork the dough, the bread will be tough.
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: to work too hard
: to use (something) too much or too often
: to work on (something) too much
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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