Constance saw very quickly that weeks of careful nursing lay ahead, and she would not permit her mother to overtax her strength.
"The reading seems to overtax your strength," said the woman giggling.
Many cannot do this, and overtax both their physical and intellectual energies.
He had done well enough and he did not want to overtax his horse.
With tax relief, overtime will no longer be overtax time for the waitress.
He will not try to overtax his strength, and he goes on strike firmly if asked to do too much.
Now suppose an increase of population sufficient to overtax the wheat-supplying capacity of the best land.
By staying in the water too long one may overtax his vitality and become chilled.
Thus it was arranged; but the mother was always after him with warnings not to overtax himself with work.
Some here unconsciously overdo it, and overtax their own strength in their grim fights with Angel of Death.