[ verb oh-ver-yooz; noun oh-ver-yoos ]
/ verb ˌoʊ vərˈyuz; noun ˈoʊ vərˈyus /
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verb (used with object), o·ver·used, o·ver·us·ing.
to use too much or too often: to overuse an expression.
excessive use: to strain one's voice through overuse.
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How to use overuse in a sentence
But I never used “awesome,” which has been ruined by over-use, to the point where it now means nothing more than OK.Richard Dawkins: How I Write|Noah Charney|November 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Thus it is that over-use, in sports and games, of the muscles of shoulder and chest, occasions atrophy of mammary glands.
Developing creatures should never be allowed to over-use function or faculty.
It is liable to traumatic affections from a fall on the shoulder, pressure, or over-use of the limb.Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Some people suggest by the over-use of head tones that they depend altogether on what they know to achieve success.
The unskillful over-use of head tones may ruin a salesman's best opportunity to gain a coveted object.
British Dictionary definitions for overuse
verb (ˌəʊvəˈjuːz) (tr)
to use excessively
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