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

     

    overheat

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈhiːt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈhiːt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they overheat
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈhiːt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈhiːt//
     
    he / she / it overheats
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈhiːts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈhiːts//
     
    past simple overheated
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈhiːtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈhiːtɪd//
     
    past participle overheated
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈhiːtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈhiːtɪd//
     
    -ing form overheating
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈhiːtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈhiːtɪŋ//
     
    Economy
     
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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 See related entries: Economy
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