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overtire

[oh-ver-tahyuh r]
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verb (used with or without object), o·ver·tired, o·ver·tir·ing.
  1. to tire to the point of exhaustion; tire out.

Origin of overtire

First recorded in 1550–60; over- + tire1
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Examples from the Web for overtire

Historical Examples

  • Above all things, take care of yourself, and do not overtire.

    Letters to an Unknown

    Prosper Mrime

  • I am so glad I sent the children to help you; do not overtire yourself.'

    Doctor Cupid

    Rhoda Broughton

  • Even if you do overtire the ponies a bit, it doesn't matter now that we are so near Lillooet.

    Gold, Gold, in Cariboo!

    Clive Phillipps-Wolley

  • The journey did not overtire me, and change of air had its usual reviving effect.

  • There she left her, with strict injunctions to Chloe not to let her “new mistress” overtire herself.


Word Origin and History for overtire

v.

1550s, from over- + tire (v.). Related: Overtired; overtiring.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper