What does Overdrive mean?

Definitions for Overdrive
ˈoʊ vərˌdraɪv; ˌoʊ vərˈdraɪvover·drive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. overdrivenoun

    the state of high or excessive activity or productivity or concentration

    "Troops are ready to go into overdrive as soon as the signal is given"; "Melissa's brain was in overdrive"

  2. overdriveverb

    a high gear used at high speeds to maintain the driving speed with less output power

  3. overdriveverb

    drive or work too hard

    "The teacher is overworking his students"; "Overdriving people often suffer stress"

  4. overuse, overdriveverb

    make use of too often or too extensively

GCIDE

  1. overdrivenoun

    (Machinery) A gearing device which causes the drive shaft of an automobile or other machine to rotate at a speed greater than that of the engine crankshaft.

  2. overdrivenoun

    (Automotive) The gear setting of a motor vehicle at which the overdrive is operative; as, cruising at 80 mph in overdrive.

Wiktionary

  1. overdrivenoun

    A gear, on an automobile, higher than the normal top gear.

  2. overdrivenoun

    A state of heightened activity.

  3. overdriveverb

    To drive too hard, or far, or beyond strength.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Overdrive

    ō-vėr-drīv′, v.t. to drive too hard.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Overdrive in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Overdrive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Overdrive in a Sentence

  1. Pam Peeke:

    If your body no longer takes in high volumes of fat or sugar, then one day out of the blue you dump a load of fat and sugar in your body, physiologically your gastrointestinal tract will react, your gut enzymes as well as bile have to go into overdrive, as they have been quiescent. This is a hardship on the body and trust me, you'll pay for it with diarrhea, upset stomach, and bloating.

  2. Eric Trump:

    That is the person Ill remind the mainstream media -- who went into overdrive with a love fest of sorts for Kamala Harris,whenever it was announced that she was the vice presidential running mate of Joe Biden, its still, Joe, at the top of the ticket. So our strategy has always been to remind people about the incredible job that this president did with his first three-and-a-half years in office.

  3. Russ Teplitzky:

    We knew about the drill, and you’d think you can prepare for this. But you see the shooter come in, you hear the shots being fired, it starts going through your mind, heart starts to race and you go into overdrive, i had no idea I would feel that way. Like I said, we knew it was coming.

  4. Peter Strzok:

    Think our sisters have begun leaking like mad, scorned and worried and political, they're kicking in to overdrive.

  5. Melanie Katzman:

    Blaming an imaginary co-worker or house staff like :' I can't believe XXX didn't take the dishes out of the dishwasher !' or' XX is a such a loud worker !' breaks the tension, it breaks the tension, it's OK to laugh. We can't be in constant overdrive.

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