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Definition of overtax verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they overtax
    he / she / it overtaxes
    past simple overtaxed
    -ing form overtaxing
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  1. 1overtax somebody/something/yourself to do more than you are able or want to do; to make someone or something do more than they are able or want to do to overtax your strength Take it easy. Don't overtax yourself.
  2. 2overtax somebody/something to make a person or an organization pay too much tax
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: overtax