overtax overtax  /ˈoʊ vər ˌtæks/


  • (v) tax excessively


  1. Some feared the week-long festival of faith would overtax police and emergency workers.
  2. He suggests schools and employers waive attendance policies rather than overtax the health-care system by requiring written excuses.
  3. They gobble up valuable farm land, pollute the environment, overtax local services, create great traffic snarls, and all too often are vast asphalt eyesores.



  1. "He might pitch 32. You never know," Piniella said. "We're going to watch his pitch count, keep him strong. The kid loves to compete, but at the same time we're aware he's had some physical problems and we're not going to overtax him."
    on Feb 14, 2009 By: Lou Piniella Source: SI.com

  2. "We know what we have in Pablo and we won't overtax him," Sabean said.
    on Apr 4, 2009 By: Brian Sabean Source: San Jose Mercury News

  3. "The bottom line is, they continue to try to overregulate and overtax," said Manchin, a Democrat. "I'm not being critical. I'm being very factual with what I see."
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Joe Manchin Source: istockAnalyst.com (press release)

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