- to exert excessively.
Origin of overexert
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Examples from the Web for over-exerting
Whether it was from over-exerting myself, or from the heat of the sun, I could not tell.In the Wilds of Africa
Or, do you conceal the book from your wife lest she should think that you are over-exerting yourself?A Holiday in Bed and Other Sketches
J. M. Barrie
But she is often quite as anxious to distract and amuse him, to prevent him from over-exerting himself and to keep up his spirits.
Or do you conceal your book from your wife lest she should think you are over-exerting yourself?Princess Mary's Gift Book
Mr Goodwin must have been over-exerting himself for some time past, he declared, and this breakdown was the result.Thistle and Rose