Overwork

Definition of Overwork

O`ver`work´
v. t.1.To work beyond the strength; to cause to labor too much or too long; to tire excessively; as, to overwork a horse.
[imp. & p. p. Overworked or Overwrought ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Overworking.]
2.To fill too full of work; to crowd with labor.
My days with toil are overwrought.
- Longfellow.
3.To decorate all over.
v. i.1.To work too much, or beyond one's strength.
n.1.Work in excess of the usual or stipulated time or quantity; extra work; also, excessive labor.

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