What does overwork mean?

Definitions for overworkˌoʊ vərˈwɜrk; ˈoʊ vərˌwɜrk

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word overwork.

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

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