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Definition 1: the act of working too much or too long - [noun denoting act]

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

  • he became ill from overwork

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(overwork is a kind of ...) productive work (especially physical work done for wages)

"his labor did not require a great deal of skill"

Definition 2: use too much - [verb of creation]

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

  • This play has been overworked

(overwork is a kind of ...) shape, form, or improve a material

"work stone into tools" "process iron" "work the metal"

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

  • he is exploiting the students

Synonyms for overwork in the sense of this definition

(overwork is a kind of ...) cause to work

"he is working his servants hard"

(... is a kind of overwork ) drive or work too hard

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

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