Definitions for overdrive
ˈoʊ vərˌdraɪv; ˌoʊ vərˈdraɪvover·drive
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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"
a high gear used at high speeds to maintain the driving speed with less output power
drive or work too hard
"The teacher is overworking his students"; "Overdriving people often suffer stress"
make use of too often or too extensively
(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.
(Automotive) The gear setting of a motor vehicle at which the overdrive is operative; as, cruising at 80 mph in overdrive.
A gear, on an automobile, higher than the normal top gear.
A state of heightened activity.
To drive too hard, or far, or beyond strength.
Overdrive is a song recorded by American singer and songwriter Katy Rose for her debut studio album, Because I Can. It was written by Rose and Kim Bullard, with the latter also producing the song. V2 Records released the song in the United States on October 21, 2003, as the album's first single. The song is best known for being featured on the soundtrack of the 2004 film Mean Girls.
Overdrive is a term used in various fields, generally referring to operating at a level of performance or intensity that is higher than the normal or recommended capacity. 1. In automotive engineering, overdrive refers to a mechanism that allows an automobile to cruise at sustained speed with reduced engine RPM, leading to better fuel efficiency and lower wear. 2. In music, particularly with electric guitars, overdrive is a term used to describe a type of sound effect produced by amplifying the signals until the peak is clipped off. 3. In general use, to go into 'overdrive' means to start working very hard or start doing something at a very fast rate.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ō-vėr-drīv′, v.t. to drive too hard.
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The numerical value of overdrive in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of overdrive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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.
Washington has run amok. This President particularly has put it in hyper, overdrive -- the regulatory climate -- because he doesn't want to interact with elected officials. He wants to do things by executive order.
Constantly having your heart on overdrive, it's not hard to figure out why that might cause heart attack and stroke.
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.
Once you have a child, your mind is never clear. It's always worried. I remember playing one match in Bali and I could see the nanny holding him (in a building overlooking the court) and I was like, 'The sun's like right there on top of him,' and I couldn't get that out of my mind, then I told the nanny that she couldn't come because if I saw or heard him, my mind went into overdrive. It's a learning experience because you figure out what works and what doesn't work.
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- مسنن مArabic
- υπερτάχυνση, πέμπτη, υπερπολλαπλασιασμένη ταχύτηταGreek
- ylivaihde, ylikierroksetFinnish
- alat penambah kecepatanIndonesian
- Excesso de velocidadePortuguese
- ஓவர் டிரைவ்Tamil
- aşırı hız yapmakTurkish
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