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Definition 1: a high gear used at high speeds to maintain the driving speed with less output power - [noun denoting artifact]

(overdrive is a kind of ...) a forward gear with a gear ratio that gives the greatest vehicle velocity for a given engine speed

Definition 2: the state of high or excessive activity or productivity or concentration - [noun denoting state]

Samples where overdrive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Troops are ready to go into overdrive as soon as the signal is given
  • Melissa's brain was in overdrive

(overdrive is a kind of ...) the state of being active

"his sphere of activity" "he is out of action"

Definition 3: make use of too often or too extensively - [verb of consumption]

Synonyms for overdrive in the sense of this definition

(overdrive is a kind of ...) put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose

"use your head!" "we only use Spanish at home" "I can't use this tool" "Apply a magnetic field here" "This thinking was applied to many projects" "How do you utilize this tool?" "I apply this rule to get good results" "use the plastic bags to store the food" "He doesn't know how to use a computer"

Samples where overdrive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The teacher is overworking his students
  • Overdriving people often suffer stress

(overdrive is a kind of ...) work excessively hard

"he is exploiting the students"

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