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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Overwork  \O`ver*work"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Overworked}or 
  {Overwrought};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Overworking}.] 
  1.  To  work  beyond  the  strength;  to  cause  to  labor  too  much  or 
  too  long;  to  tire  excessively;  as  to  overwork  a  horse. 
 
  2.  To  fill  too  full  of  work  to  crowd  with  labor. 
 
  My  days  with  toil  are  overwrought.  --Longfellow. 
 
  3.  To  decorate  all  over 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Overwork  \O`ver*work"\,  v.  t. 
  To  work  too  much  or  beyond  one's  strength. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Overwork  \O"ver*work`\,  n. 
  Work  in  excess  of  the  usual  or  stipulated  time  or  quantity; 
  extra  work  also  excessive  labor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  overwork 
  n  :  the  act  working  too  much  or  too  long;  "he  became  ill  from 
  overwork"  [syn:  {overworking}] 
  v  1:  use  too  much  "This  play  has  been  overworked" 
  2:  work  excessively  hard  [syn:  {exploit}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  OVERWORK,  n.  A  dangerous  disorder  affecting  high  public  functionaries 
  who  want  to  go  fishing. 
 
 




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