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

 

overwork

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈwɜːk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈwɜːrk//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they overwork
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈwɜːk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈwɜːrk//
 
he / she / it overworks
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈwɜːks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈwɜːrks//
 
past simple overworked
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈwɜːkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈwɜːrkt//
 
past participle overworked
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈwɜːkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈwɜːrkt//
 
-ing form overworking
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈwɜːkɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈwɜːrkɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] to work too hard; to make a person or an animal work too hard You look tired. Have you been overworking? overwork somebody/something She overworks her staff. The staff are grossly overworked.
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