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overman

[ noun oh-ver-muhn for 1, oh-ver-man for 2; verb oh-ver-man ]
/ noun 藞o蕣 v蓹r m蓹n for 1, 藞o蕣 v蓹r藢m忙n for 2; verb 藢o蕣 v蓹r藞m忙n /
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noun, plural o路ver路men [oh-ver-muhn for 1; oh-ver-men for 2 ]. /藞o蕣 v蓹r m蓹n for 1; 藞o蕣 v蓹r藢m蓻n for 2 /.
a foreman, supervisor, or overseer.
a superman.
verb (used with object), o路ver路manned, o路ver路man路ning.
to oversupply with men, especially for service: Indiscriminate hiring had overmanned the factory.
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Origin of overman

1200鈥1250; Middle English (noun); see over-, man
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overman

verb (藢蓹蕣v蓹藞m忙n) -mans, -manning or -manned
(tr) to supply with an excessive number of men
noun (藞蓹蕣v蓹藢m忙n) plural -men
a man who oversees others
the Nietzschean superman
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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