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Verb (transitive)


overtaxv. t. 
     To tax or to task too heavily; as, a job that overtaxed his physical energies.  [1913 Webster]


overtax, v.tr.
1 make excessive demands on (a person's strength etc.).
2 tax too heavily.



bear hard upon, bleed, bleed white, burden, burthen, busy, carry too far, charge, clip, cumber, drive, encumber, exaggerate, exhaust, exploit, fag, fleece, freight, go overboard, go to extremes, go too far, gouge, hamper, handicap, haul, heave, hold up, keep busy, know no bounds, lade, load, oppress, overact, overburden, overcarry, overcharge, overdevelop, overdo, overdrive, overelaborate, overemphasize, overexercise, overexert, overexpend, overextend, overindulge, overlabor, overlade, overload, overplay, overprice, overreact, overspend, overstrain, overstress, overstudy, overtask, overtrain, overuse, overweigh, overweight, overwork, pass all bounds, press, press hard upon, profiteer, protest too much, pull, rack, rest hard upon, saddle, screw, skin, soak, stick, sting, strain, strain every nerve, stress, stretch, surcharge, sweat, sweat blood, swindle, task, tax, tense, tug, victimize, weigh heavy on, weigh on, weigh upon, work




VB misuse, misemploy, misapply, misappropriate, desecrate, abuse, profane, prostitute: waste, overtask, overtax, overwork: squander, cut blocks with a razor, employ a steam engine to crack a nut, catch at a straw.


VB be fatigued, yawn, droop, sink, flag, lose breath, lose wind, gasp, pant, puff, blow, drop, swoon, faint, succumb, fatigue, tire, weary, irk, flag, jade, harass, exhaust, knock up, wear out, prostrate, tax, task, strain, overtask, overwork, overburden, overtax, overstrain.

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