Definitions for overworkˌoʊ vərˈwɜrk; ˈoʊ vərˌwɜrk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•ver•workˌoʊ vərˈwɜrk; ˈoʊ vərˌwɜrk(v.; n.; v.t.)

  1. to cause to work too hard, too much, or too long.

  2. to excite excessively.

  3. to use or elaborate to excess.

  4. to decorate the surface of.

  5. (v.i.)to work too hard, too much, or too long.

  6. (n.)work beyond one's strength or capacity.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. overwork, overworking(verb)

    the act of working too much or too long

    "he became ill from overwork"

  2. overwork(verb)

    use too much

    "This play has been overworked"

  3. overwork, exploit(verb)

    work excessively hard

    "he is exploiting the students"

Anagrams of overwork

  1. Work over

Translations for overwork

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the act of working too hard

It's overwork that made him ill.

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