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Meaning of OVERWORK

Pronunciation:  [n]'owvur`wurk, [v]`owvur'wurk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act working too much or too long; "he became ill from overwork"
  2. [v]  use too much; "This play has been overworked"
  3. [v]  work excessively hard

OVERWORK is a 8 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: exploit, overworking
 See Also: labor, labour, overdrive, process, put to work, toil, work, work, work on



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \O`ver*work"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overworked}or
    {Overwrought}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overworking}.]
    1. To work beyond the strength; to cause to labor too much or
       too long; to tire excessively; as, to overwork a horse.
    2. To fill too full of work; to crowd with labor.
             My days with toil are overwrought.    --Longfellow.
    3. To decorate all over.
  2. \O`ver*work"\, v. t.
    To work too much, or beyond one's strength.
  3. \O"ver*work`\, n.
    Work in excess of the usual or stipulated time or quantity;
    extra work; also, excessive labor.
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