- to tax too heavily.
- to make too great demands on.
Origin of overtax
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Examples from the Web for overtax
You racket about and overtax your strength and excite yourself.The Education of Eric Lane
"The reading seems to overtax your strength," said the woman giggling.The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume II (of 2)
Alexandre Dumas pre
It would be easy to overtax our attention by going into too wide a field.Sermons
He had done well enough and he did not want to overtax his horse.Jack Among the Indians
George Bird Grinnell
He will not try to overtax his strength, and he goes on strike firmly if asked to do too much.G. H. Q.
- to tax too heavily
- to impose too great a strain on
Word Origin and History for overtax
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