[ US /ˌoʊvɝˈwɝk/ ]
  1. work excessively hard
    he is exploiting the students
  2. use too much
    This play has been overworked
  1. the act of working too much or too long
    he became ill from overwork
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How To Use overwork In A Sentence

  • I verified the engine switches were in the proper position while my copilot completed the checklist, which requires checking the voltmeter to make sure the remaining generator is not overworked.
  • Another example is the overworked ‘Prelude in C sharp minor,’ where he avoids extra-added stringendos in favor of a steadier tempo throughout.
  • Sleep returned, and health, with cessation of all the morbid symptoms, the result of overwork and night work, for he used at Cheyne Walk to begin painting in the afternoon, and, lighting a huge gasalier on a standard near his easel, keep at his drawing far into the night, sleeping late the next day. The Autobiography of a Journalist
  • Kim Jong Il, who passed away Saturday from an apparent heart attack at the age of 69 - the official cause was "overwork" - was an old-school dictator, predictably unpredictable. Washington Post: Breaking News, World, US, DC News & Analysis
  • For the most part, the sound is vintage electric Chicago blues, employing a raw two-guitar attack that buzzes with the dirty sound of overworked amps and blown speakers.
  • This hideously overworked cliché alone is enough is enough to bar you from membership of the young-old club.
  • Depression is often caused by the cumulative effects of stress and overwork.
  • She was overworked and stressed. The Sun
  • Nurses complain of being overworked and underpaid.
  • The win comes as unions call for the focus of drinking to be on impairment, its occupational health and safety implications and its wider causes such as fatigue, overwork, and the use of casuals and outsourcing.
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