[ oh-ver-awr-guh-nahyz ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈɔr gəˌnaɪz /
verb (used with object), o·ver·or·gan·ized, o·ver·or·gan·iz·ing.
to stress formal structure, status, rules, and details excessively.
verb (used without object), o·ver·or·gan·ized, o·ver·or·gan·iz·ing.
to become overorganized.
Pore Over vs. Pour OverSince pour is a common word and sounds identical to pore , many English speakers use the verb pour in the verb phrase pore over meaning “to meditate or ponder intently.” Oops, we’ve definitely written that one incorrectly before … What does pore mean? When talking about carefully reading books, wills, or other documents, pore is the verb that you’re looking for. Pore means “to read or …
Also especially British, o·ver·or·gan·ise.
Related formso·ver·or·gan·i·za·tion, nouno·ver·or·gan·iz·er, noun
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