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overexert

[oh-ver-ig-zurt]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to exert excessively.

Origin of overexert

First recorded in 1840–50; over- + exert
Related formso·ver·ex·ert·ed·ly, adverbo·ver·ex·er·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for overexert

Historical Examples

  • You are not at all liable to, for you will not overexert yourself.

    Frank Merriwell's Cruise

    Burt L. Standish

  • The sailors showed at once they did not intend to overexert themselves.

  • I do not want any of you to overexert at these limbering and stretching exercises.

  • He slowed up so that she should not be tempted to overexert herself.

    Vistas of New York

    Brander Matthews

  • Hauke took hold with all his strength and managed to do the job even though he had to overexert himself.