overstrain overstrain


  1. (n) too much strain
  2. (v) strain excessively


  1. Some search patiently for a historical or fantastical work that will not overstrain the censorious mind.
  2. Reason: Northerners must work hard to generate body heat during long cold winters, often overstrain their energy centres.
  3. She is not a diet faddist, nor does she overstrain herself in athletics.


  • Sailors most often injure their knees -- on land

    The knees are the body part that is injured the most by dinghy sailors. The injuries are primarily due to overstrain and most often occur during physical training, according to a study by researchers in Sweden.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Science Daily


  1. "I argue for the European reaction being marked by a sense of proportion and responsibility," Steinmeier said in Monday's edition of the German news weekly Der Spiegel. "We must not overstrain things to the extent that the process of moving...
    on Dec 11, 2006 By: Frank-Walter Steinmeier Source: Deutsche Welle

  2. "We don't want to overstrain the players," Herzog said. "It's better to use the time for regeneration and have two full sessions on Friday."
    on Jun 5, 2008 By: Andreas Herzog Source: International Herald Tribune

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