Definition of overheat verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    overheat

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈhit//
     
    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
overheating
 
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noun [uncountable]
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