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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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Examples from the Web for overtired
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  • Always afraid he was, that I would be gettin' overtired or something.

    The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys Gulielma Zollinger
  • Mrs. Wilcox had been overtired by the shopping, and was inclined to hysteria.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • He was overtired with his walk of the day before, and then ate something that disagreed with him.

    The Dominant Strain Anna Chapin Ray
  • The news of the suicide came to him when he was overtired from work.

    Psychotherapy Hugo Mnsterberg
  • She was so silent all the way home that her companions were sure she was overtired.

    A Little Maid of Ticonderoga Alice Turner Curtis
  • I thought Margot was simply an overtired and imaginative child that evening.

    The Return Of The Soul Robert S. Hichens
  • I was thinking it was a pity if Miss Sylvia has overtired herself.

    The Opened Shutters

    Clara Louise Burnham
  • It is very bad for a man to get overtired when he is no longer young.

    The Merryweathers Laura E. Richards
  • But if I didn't—if the poor baby was overtired and overworked—is it your fault?

    Regiment of Women Clemence Dane
  • She is overtired, but she is the kindest, most tender-hearted woman in the world.

    The Romance of His Life

    Mary Cholmondeley
British Dictionary definitions for overtired


extremely tired; exhausted: overtired and overworked
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for overtired



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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