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Definition of overtax verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    overtax

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈtæks//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈtæks//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they overtax
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈtæks//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈtæks//
     
    he / she / it overtaxes
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈtæksɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈtæksɪz//
     
    past simple overtaxed
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈtækst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈtækst//
     
    past participle overtaxed
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈtækst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈtækst//
     
    -ing form overtaxing
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈtæksɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈtæksɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1overtax somebody/something/yourself to do more than you are able or want to do; to make somebody/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 American Dictionary entry: overtax