Definition of overdrive noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈəʊvədraɪv//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈoʊvərdraɪv//
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  • an extra high gear in a vehicle, that you use when you are driving at high speeds to be in overdrive
  • Idioms to start being very active and working very hard As the wedding approached, the whole family went into overdrive.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: overdrive