verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of overwork
Examples from the Web for overwork
By then she had only three years to live, and was becoming frail from overwork.
Chronic starvation, overwork, disease, and freezing temperatures were as effective as the bullet, only slower and crueler.Norman Manea Survived the Nazis and the Communists and Lived to Write About It|Costica Bradatan|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Dickens died young, at 58, worn out from overwork, from the sheer strain of being himself.
This poignancy of grief may be accounted for in part by the previous long-continued strain of overwork.The Hill|Horace Annesley Vachell
"You must not overwork at your editorial desk, my boy," he called jocosely from the distant threshold.Paul and the Printing Press|Sara Ware Bassett
The first was of a woman, a poor being, sagging with overwork, a lamentable baby in her arms.The Spinner's Book of Fiction|Various
He was told that the older man was "threatened with a complete nervous breakdown due to overwork."Rough-Hewn|Dorothy Canfield
Adversity brings necessity for overwork, duties are manifold, and responsibilities are heavy.
verb (ˌəʊvəˈwɜːk) (mainly tr)
"work beyond a person's strength," 1819; see overwork (v.). Old English oferweorc meant "a superstructure, sarcophagus, tomb."