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overexert

[oh-ver-ig-zurt]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to exert excessively.
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Origin of overexert

First recorded in 1840–50; over- + exert
Related formso·ver·ex·ert·ed·ly, adverbo·ver·ex·er·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for over-exerting

Historical Examples

  • Whether it was from over-exerting myself, or from the heat of the sun, I could not tell.

    In the Wilds of Africa

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • Or, do you conceal the book from your wife lest she should think that you are over-exerting yourself?

  • But she is often quite as anxious to distract and amuse him, to prevent him from over-exerting himself and to keep up his spirits.

  • Or do you conceal your book from your wife lest she should think you are over-exerting yourself?

  • Mr Goodwin must have been over-exerting himself for some time past, he declared, and this breakdown was the result.