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overtire

[oh-ver-tahyuh r]
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verb (used with or without object), o·ver·tired, o·ver·tir·ing.
  1. to tire to the point of exhaustion; tire out.
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Origin of overtire

First recorded in 1550–60; over- + tire1
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Related Words for overtire

overrate, overplay, exaggerate, overstate, overreach, overvalue, overestimate, overuse, disable, drain, sap, overwork, cripple, weary, fatigue, impoverish, weaken, frazzle, exhaust, jade

Examples from the Web for overtire

Historical Examples of overtire

  • Above all things, take care of yourself, and do not overtire.

    Letters to an Unknown

    Prosper Mrime

  • I am so glad I sent the children to help you; do not overtire yourself.'

    Doctor Cupid

    Rhoda Broughton

  • Even if you do overtire the ponies a bit, it doesn't matter now that we are so near Lillooet.

    Gold, Gold, in Cariboo!

    Clive Phillipps-Wolley

  • The journey did not overtire me, and change of air had its usual reviving effect.

  • There she left her, with strict injunctions to Chloe not to let her “new mistress” overtire herself.


Word Origin and History for overtire

v.

1550s, from over- + tire (v.). Related: Overtired; overtiring.

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