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verb (used with object)
  1. to exert excessively.

Origin of overexert

First recorded in 1840–50; over- + exert

Other words from overexert

  • o·ver·ex·ert·ed·ly, adverb
  • o·ver·ex·er·tion, noun

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How to use overexert in a sentence

  • Don't be in a hurry and exhaust yourself; only a novice overexerts and tries to make a deep cut with the hatchet.

    On the Trail | Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard