Definitions for overworkˌoʊ vərˈwɜrk; ˈoʊ vərˌwɜrk

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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"

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Overwork

    ō-vėr-wurk′, v.t. and v.i. to work overmuch or beyond the strength: to tire.—n. O′verwork, excess of work: excessive labour.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of overwork in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of overwork in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Rudyard Kipling:

    More men are killed by overwork than the importance of the world justifies.

  2. Hirokazu Ouchi:

    This is a way for companies to keep labor costs down, but it is also a path that leads to death by overwork.

  3. Charles H. Mayo:

    Worry affects the circulation, the heart, the glands, the whole nervous system. I have never known a man who died from overwork, but many who died from doubt.

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