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[oh-ver-tahyuh r] /ˌoʊ vərˈtaɪər/
verb (used with or without object), overtired, overtiring.
to tire to the point of exhaustion; tire out.
Origin of overtire
First recorded in 1550-60; over- + tire1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • 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.

    Dorothy on a House Boat Evelyn Raymond
  • She was watching him with tender anxiety, fearing lest he should overtire himself; but he reassured her with a light laugh.

Word Origin and History for overtire

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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