overdrive overdrive  /ˈoʊ vərd ˌraɪv/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the state of high or excessive activity or productivity or concentration
  2. (n) a high gear used at high speeds to maintain the driving speed with less output power
  3. (v) drive or work too hard
  4. (v) make use of too often or too extensively

Usage(s):

  1. As the Bush campaign shifted into damage-control overdrive--contacting Bridges and persuading him to talk to the press--things were only getting worse.
  2. But the vast securities-manufacturing business that evolved over the past three decades and went into overdrive after 2000 may never recover.
  3. At the three pilgrimage holidays, the economy shifted into overdrive.

News

  1. SUNSET OVERDRIVE E3 TEASER TRAILER - REWIND THEATER

    ?10 JUN 2013 IGN's Colin Moriarty talks about Insomniac's new Xbox One exclusive, Sunset Overdrive. Just what are those mutant alien creatures? Don't have IGN Prime?
    on June 11, 2013     Source: IGN Guides

  2. Insomniac Bringing Sunset Overdrive To Xbox One (Trailer Added)

    Parkour, guns, monsters. Welcome to Sunset Overdrive. Microsoft and Insomniac surprised everyone today announcing an exclusive for Xbox One. We don’t know much yet, but the title looks like Mirror’s Edge meets Saturday morning cartoons with a mutant invasion twist. We’ll have more on Sunset Overdrive from the show floor. (Please visit the site to view this media) Visit our E3 News Headquarters ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Game Informer

  3. Sunset Overdrive for Xbox One is new IP from Insomniac [Update: trailer!]

    Sunset Overdrive is a "stylized open-world shooter" from Insomniac Games, exclusive to Xbox One. Insomniac CEO Ted Price announced Sunset Overdrive during Microsoft's E3 press conference. Insomniac showed off a trailer, which featured a man running through - and parkouring around - a city infested with zombie-esque, bipedal creatures. The protagonist used a slew of interesting weapons, including ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Joystiq

Quotes

  1. "You can't overdrive this car," Gordon said of the bigger, bulkier COT. "The harder I tried to drive, the slower I went. I fought so hard with Martin there. It was a great battle and I had a lot of fun racing with him. But we used up a lot of...
    on Jul 1, 2007 By: Jeff Gordon Source: Access North Georgia

  2. "It's uncharacteristic of Jeff to overdrive or make a mistake like that," said Greg Biffle, who had to avoid the wreckage.
    on Mar 2, 2008 By: Greg Biffle Source: SI.com

  3. "That last stop is what won the race for us," Stewart said. "To get track position and be able to stay up front and not have to overdrive the car or abuse the tires was the key to the win."
    on Jun 28, 2008 By: Tony Stewart Source: USA Today

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