What does overstrain mean?

Definitions for overstrain

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. overstrain(verb)

    too much strain

  2. overstrain, overextend(verb)

    strain excessively

    "He overextended himself when he accepted the additional assignment"


  1. overstrain(Verb)

    subject to an excessive demand on strength, resources, or abilities

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Overstrain

    ōvėr-strān′, v.t. and v.i. to strain or stretch too far.—n. too great strain.—adj. Overstrained′, strained to excess: exaggerated.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of overstrain in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of overstrain in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Samuel Butler:

    Men should not try to overstrain their goodness more than any other faculty.

  2. La Fontaine:

    Let us not overstrain our abilities, or we shall do nothing with grace. A clown, whatever he may do, will never pass for a gentleman.

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