verb (ˌəʊvəˈjuːz) (tr)

to use excessively

noun (ˌəʊvəˈjuːs)

excessive use

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Examples from the Web for over-use

Contemporary Examples of over-use

  • But I never used “awesome,” which has been ruined by over-use, to the point where it now means nothing more than OK.

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    Richard Dawkins: How I Write

    Noah Charney

    November 27, 2013

Historical Examples of over-use

Word Origin and History for over-use

1670s, from over- + use (v.). Related: Overused; overusing.

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