overwork : Definition, Usages, News and More

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oh ver wurk

  • n  the act of working too much or too long
    he became ill from overwork
  • v  use too much
    This play has been overworked
  • v  work excessively hard

  • 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.
  • Thousands more collapsed from overwork and the almost total absence throughout the country of medical attention.
  • The idea really a nationwide version of the Ridgewood initiative is for people to take time out to protest what de Graaf and his cohort see as "an epidemic of overwork .
News & Articles

  • 5 Surprising Signs of Burnout
    Long-term overwork doesn't just cause physical exhaustion and a short temper. Here are some less expected tells that you're on your last reserves. Exhaustion isn’t just easy to identify, it’s actually pretty impossible to ignore. Fuzzy thinking, a short temper, drooping eyelids, and the need to practically hook yourself up to the coffee pot with an IV drip are all tried and tested signs that you ...
    June 11, 2013 - Inc Magazine

  • Tony La Russa in SI.com
    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."
  • Wade Phillips in USA Today
    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."
  • Mark Richt in Tifton Gazette
    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."

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