overtax

[ oh-ver-taks ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈtæks /
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verb (used with object)

to tax too heavily.
to make too great demands on.

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Origin of overtax

First recorded in 1640–50; over- + tax

OTHER WORDS FROM overtax

o·ver·tax·a·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for overtax

overtax
/ (ˌəʊvəˈtæks) /

verb (tr)

to tax too heavily
to impose too great a strain on
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