overwork overwork  /ˌoʊ vər ˈwɜrk/


  1. (n) the act of working too much or too long
  2. (v) use too much
  3. (v) work excessively hard


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  1. Since Woodrow Wilson paid the penalty for overwork with an almost fatal breakdown, it might have been expected that official Washington would take care of its health.
  2. Thousands more collapsed from overwork and the almost total absence throughout the country of medical attention.
  3. That's because Janssen is part of an ambitious new experiment to solve the problem of overwork.


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  1. "I think he's fatigued," La Russa said. "I know he's been taking a lot of batting practice lately. Sometimes you can overwork it."
    on Jul 18, 2007 By: Tony La Russa Source: SI.com

  2. "It's a preventive kind of thing," Phillips said Saturday, explaining why Adams and Colombo got a break. "They are not hurt, but I think if you overwork them or put them in situations, you could have a bad result."
    on Aug 3, 2008 By: Wade Phillips Source: USA Today

  3. "We had the shortest scrimmage in the history of Georgia football," head coach Mark Richt joked after the session. "That was mainly because of the number of guys that are banged up. We didn't want to overwork the guys that are healthy."
    on Aug 15, 2008 By: Mark Richt Source: Tifton Gazette

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