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overuse

[ verb oh-ver-yooz; noun oh-ver-yoos ]
/ verb 藢o蕣 v蓹r藞yuz; noun 藞o蕣 v蓹r藞yus /
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verb (used with object), o路ver路used, o路ver路us路ing.
to use too much or too often: to overuse an expression.
noun
excessive use: to strain one's voice through overuse.
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Origin of overuse

First recorded in 1670鈥80; over- + use
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British Dictionary definitions for overuse

over-use

verb (藢蓹蕣v蓹藞ju藧z) (tr)
to use excessively
noun (藢蓹蕣v蓹藞ju藧s)
excessive use
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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