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Definition of overburden verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

overburden

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈbərdn//
 
[usually passive] overburden somebody/something (with something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they overburden
 
he / she / it overburdens
 
past simple overburdened
 
-ing form overburdening
 
 
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to give someone or something more work, worry, etc. than they can deal with He did not appear to be overburdened with guilt.
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