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Meaning of OVERWORK

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

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  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
 
 Definition: 
  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.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: burden, busy, carry too far, do double duty, drive, elucubrate, exaggerate, exhaust, fag, go overboard, go to extremes, go too far, hit the ball, hustle, keep busy, know no bounds, lucubrate, oppress, overact, overburden, overcarry, overcarrying, overdevelop, overdo, overdoing, overdrive, overelaborate, overemphasis, overemphasize, overexercise, overexert, overexertion, overexpend, overexpenditure, overimportance, overindulge, overlabor, overload, overplay, overreaching, overreact, overreaction, overspend, overstrain, overstress, overstudy, overtask, overtax, overtaxing, overtrain, overuse, pass all bounds, pour it on, protest too much, scratch, slave, strain, supererogation, sweat, task, tax, work, work hard, work late, work overtime
 

 

 

 

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