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overwork

[ verb oh-ver-wurk; noun oh-ver-wurk ]
/ verb ˌoʊ vərˈwɜrk; noun ˈoʊ vərˌwɜrk /
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verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
to work too hard, too much, or too long; work to excess: You look as though you've been overworking.
noun
work beyond one's strength or capacity.
extra or excessive work.
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Origin of overwork

before 1000; Old English oferwyrcan.See over-, work
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British Dictionary definitions for overwork

overwork

verb (ˌəʊvəˈwɜːk) (mainly tr)
(also intr) to work or cause to work too hard or too long
to use too muchto overwork an excuse
to decorate the surface of
to work up
noun (ˈəʊvəˌwɜːk)
excessive or excessively tiring work

Derived forms of overwork

overworked, adjective
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