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Definition of overheat verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they overheat
    he / she / it overheats
    past simple overheated
    -ing form overheating
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to become or to make something become too hot The engine is overheating. overheat something It's vital not to overheat the liquid.
  2. 2[intransitive] (of a country's economy) to be too active, with rising prices
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noun [uncountable]
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