overdrive

[ UK /ˈə‍ʊvədɹˌa‍ɪv/ ]
[ US /ˈoʊvɝˌdɹaɪv/ ]
VERB
  1. make use of too often or too extensively
  2. drive or work too hard
    Overdriving people often suffer stress
    The teacher is overworking his students
NOUN
  1. the state of high or excessive activity or productivity or concentration
    Troops are ready to go into overdrive as soon as the signal is given
    Melissa's brain was in overdrive
  2. a high gear used at high speeds to maintain the driving speed with less output power
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How To Use overdrive In A Sentence

  • My heart would palpitate and sweat glands shift into overdrive.
  • With all due respect to his sincerely held if abstractly formed views on this subject, it would be reckless to require the military to carry out a major sociological change, one contrary to the preferences of a large majority of its members, as it fights two wars," wrote the Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol. the support of Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Michael Mullen, conservative fearmongering about the potential effects of repeal have gone into overdrive with suggestions that the policy change would "mortally" damage the all-volunteer military. RSSMicro Search - Top News on RSS Feeds
  • I'm surprised the backlash overdrive hasn't kicked in solely on the possibility that it's a Scientology-is-bad flick. Universal Passes on PT Anderson’s Scientology Picture; Jeremy Renner Still Circling Role | /Film
  • The hardest part is definitely being in a minority opinion, then having to work on overdrive trying to persuade others to your way of thinking. Times, Sunday Times
  • With just a few months before the bill receives royal assent, lobbying from all sides is in overdrive. Times, Sunday Times
  • Get the gears out of overdrive, and only then will you really thrive.
  • Immune cells within the brain go into overdrive, churning out substances that attract more immune cells, and white blood cells from the body flood in and join the fray, all clumping together to form destructive entities known as multinucleated giant cells. EurekAlert! - Breaking News
  • The official propaganda machine went into overdrive when war broke out.
  • Conclusion:Atrial overdrive can prevent AF, which may results from accelerating interatrial conduction, inhibiting atrial premature beat, eliminating sinus bradycardia and long short interval.
  • The Vette scores well in highway fuel consumption, owing to tall and taller overdrives. dustbury.com » The one-way hourglass
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