[ UK /ˌə‍ʊvəstɹˈɛs/ ]
  1. place special or excessive emphasis on
    I cannot overemphasize the importance of this book
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How To Use overstress In A Sentence

  • Detailed calculations made during the inquiry indicate that some struts would have been overstressed.
  • Former Yankee Jim Leyritz said he was distraught and "overstressed" - but not suicidal - before checking into a psych ward. NY Daily News
  • We need to reduce our dependence on a centralized, outdated and overstressed electrical grid.
  • When you overtrain and overstress your body, the side effects can include progressive loss of strength, tiredness, loss of appetite, disrupted sleep, loss of motivation, and irritability. Body by Design
  • Even at these temperatures, failures might be initiated by overstressing the tires.
  • The movie turns broad and slightly smarmy when it portrays the conventioneers as hapless Babbitts, and overstresses Tim's status as a hick or, worse still, a priss. 'Gnomeo': A Bard's Garden of Delights
  • One cannot overstress the importance of the company you keep.
  • The analogy between internal friction increment and overstress due to strain-rate sensitivity is clarified.
  • Which, I suggest, is a point that cannot be overstressed, especially today.
  • This spring the 80-year-old levy system along the Mississippi was so overstressed by rains that the river had to be temporarily shut to commercial traffic, costing the economy millions of dollars. Robert Creamer: What Do the Earthquake, Infrastructure and Antiquated Accounting Have to Do With Jobs?
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