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Noun, Verb (usu participle)


overworkv. t. 
  •  To work beyond the strength; to cause to labor too much or too long; to tire excessively; as, to overwork a horse.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To fill too full of work; to crowd with labor.  [1913 Webster]
    "My days with toil are overwrought."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To decorate all over.  [1913 Webster]
overworkv. i. 
     To work too much, or beyond one's strength.  [1913 Webster]
     Work in excess of the usual or stipulated time or quantity; extra work; also, excessive labor.  [1913 Webster]


overwork, v. & n.
1 intr. work too hard.
2 tr. cause (another person) to work too hard.
3 tr. weary or exhaust with too much work.
4 tr. make excessive use of.
--n. excessive work.



n. A dangerous disorder affecting high public functionaries who want to go fishing.



burden, busy, carry too far, do double duty, drive, elucubrate, exaggerate, exhaust, fag, go overboard, go to extremes, go too far, hit the ball, hustle, keep busy, know no bounds, lucubrate, oppress, overact, overburden, overcarry, overcarrying, overdevelop, overdo, overdoing, overdrive, overelaborate, overemphasis, overemphasize, overexercise, overexert, overexertion, overexpend, overexpenditure, overimportance, overindulge, overlabor, overload, overplay, overreaching, overreact, overreaction, overspend, overstrain, overstress, overstudy, overtask, overtax, overtaxing, overtrain, overuse, pass all bounds, pour it on, protest too much, scratch, slave, strain, supererogation, sweat, task, tax, work, work hard, work late, work overtime




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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