1. strain excessively
    He overextended himself when he accepted the additional assignment
  1. too much strain
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How To Use overstrain In A Sentence

  • We're not raising earnings by overstraining ourselves," Mr. Inamori said at a news conference. JAL Raises Profit Outlook by One-Third
  • Some localities flatly refused to accept refugees at all, for fear of overstraining existing resources. 1948, Israel and the Palestinians: The True Story
  • The addition of the SiC reinforcement probably overstrained the lattice, and thus the alloy no longer had sufficient strain energy remaining to gain its potential strength and ductility.
  • Event TV was thought to be dying as channels proliferated, people timeshifted their viewing and audiences fragmented in a way that made the viewing figures of yesteryear 21.6 million to find out who shot JR, 28 million every time Eric and Ernie popped their Christmas hats on, 32.3 million for the 1966 World Cup seem like the fevered dream of an overstrained ITV exec. How Twitter saved event TV
  • `The truth is he was our pastoral failure: he got overstrained and couldn't cope and he felt he couldn't ask either of us for help. ABSOLUTE TRUTHS
  • Deaths from cold, malnutrition, and overstrain were common.
  • Monte Carlo - Sweden's French Open finalist Robin Soderling will miss next week's Monte Carlo Masters, delaying his start on clay to take care of what has been diagnosed as "overstrain" of his right knee. The Earth Times Online Newspaper
  • But if the choir leader is not a thoroughly qualified vocal instructor, or if he has erroneous ideals of what boy-voice tone should be, the result is frequently that the voice is overstrained and perhaps ruined; or else the singing is of an insipid, lifeless, "hooty" character, making one feel that an adult mixed choir is infinitely preferable to a boy choir. [ Essentials in Conducting
  • “They were there, in short, because America did not yet know what it was all about; and because they were there they contributed mightily to the fact that an overstrained army driven from the field in defeat dissolved into a wild and disorderly rout which no man could stop.” Louisa May Alcott
  • Egyptagricultural land being lost to urbanization and windblown sands; increasing soil salination below Aswan High Dam; desertification; oil pollution threatening coral reefs, beaches, and marine habitats; other water pollution from agricultural pesticides, raw sewage, and industrial effluents; very limited natural fresh water resources away from the Nile, which is the only perennial water source; rapid growth in population overstraining the Nile and natural resources Environment-current issues
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