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overtax

[oh-ver-taks] /ˌoʊ vərˈtæks/
verb (used with object)
1.
to tax too heavily.
2.
to make too great demands on.
Origin of overtax
1640-1650
1640-50; over- + tax
Related forms
overtaxation, noun
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  • The peasantry had stood for overtaxation without the slightest complaint, but when this proclamation came out, they rebelled.

    Babbitt Sinclair Lewis
  • Since 1896, when the Childers Commission made its report, the overtaxation of Ireland has increased.

    Present Irish Questions William O'Connor Morris
British Dictionary definitions for overtaxation

overtax

/ˌəʊvəˈtæks/
verb (transitive)
1.
to tax too heavily
2.
to impose too great a strain on
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Word Origin and History for overtaxation

overtax

v.

1640s, "to demand too much of," from over- + tax (v.). Related: Overtaxed; overtaxing.

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