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

 

overburden

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈbɜːdn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈbɜːrdn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they overburden
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈbɜːdn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈbɜːrdn//
 
he / she / it overburdens
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈbɜːdnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈbɜːrdnz//
 
past simple overburdened
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈbɜːdnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈbɜːrdnd//
 
past participle overburdened
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈbɜːdnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈbɜːrdnd//
 
-ing form overburdening
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈbɜːdnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈbɜːrdnɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually passive] overburden somebody/something (with something) to give somebody/something more work, worry, etc. than they can deal with He did not appear to be overburdened with guilt.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: overburden