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

 

overuse

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈjuːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈjuːz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they overuse
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈjuːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈjuːz//
 
he / she / it overuses
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈjuːzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈjuːzɪz//
 
past simple overused
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈjuːzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈjuːzd//
 
past participle overused
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈjuːzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈjuːzd//
 
-ing form overusing
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈjuːzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈjuːzɪŋ//
 
 
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overuse something to use something too much or too often ‘Nice’ is a very overused word.

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