overtaxed


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o·ver·tax

 (ō′vər-tăks′)
tr.v. o·ver·taxed, o·ver·tax·ing, o·ver·tax·es
1. To subject to an excessive burden or strain.
2. To tax in excess of what is considered appropriate or just.

o′ver·tax·a′tion n.

overtaxed

(ˌəʊvəˈtækst)
adj
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) taxed too heavily
2. having too great a strain imposed
Translations

overtaxed

[ˌəʊvərˈtækst] adj (= paying too much tax) [people, country] → surimposé(e)over-the-counter [ˌəʊvərðəˈkaʊntər] adj [drugs, medicine] → vendu(e) sans ordonnance, sans ordonnanceover-the-top [ˌəʊvərðəˈtɒp] adj (= exaggerated) → délirant(e)
References in classic literature ?
She was overbusy and overtaxed, and her thoughts were naturally drawn towards the difficult problems of daily living.
This double burden soon proved too much for my already overtaxed beast, and thus our speed was terribly diminished, for the others would proceed no faster than the slowest of us could go.
The boy's lips formed a glad cry of salutation as his eyes first discovered the whites--a cry that was never uttered, for almost immediately he witnessed that which turned his happiness to anger as he saw that both the white men were wielding heavy whips brutally upon the naked backs of the poor devils staggering along beneath loads that would have overtaxed the strength and endurance of strong men at the beginning of a new day.
My administration is somewhat overtaxed, and this is the reason why I have not slept during the past night.
He watched a patch of moonlight cross the floor of their lodging, and, as sometimes happens when the mind is overtaxed, he fell asleep for the rest of the room, but kept awake for the patch of moonlight.
Grewgious, with his usual air of repeating a lesson, 'cannot have his rest broken, and his mind cruelly tormented, and his body overtaxed by fatigue, without being thoroughly worn out.
I soon found that I had overtaxed my strength and that I must repose before I could continue my journey.
Bill's overtaxed brain turned one convulsive hand-spring, and came to rest with a sense of having dislocated itself.
ASUU, however, said government has no justification to further increase the price of fuel, insisting that Nigerians were already being overtaxed.
However, airline customers are already overtaxed, and this agreement will further drive up the cost of travel for the 2 million passengers who fly on U.
The story of an overtaxed taxi driver (wholeheartedly embodied by Sundance acting-award winner Jack Reynor) forced to care for his mother (Toni Collette, even better) while she tries to drink herself into oblivion, the Dublin-set "Glassland" doles out a downbeat serving of kitchen-sink social realism with the sink itself thrown in for good measure, overflowing as it is with empty liquor bottles, dirty dishes and broken dreams.
Rio De Janeiro, Rabi'I 21, 1435, Jan 22, 2014, SPA -- A commuter train in Rio de Janeiro left the tracks and hit a pole supporting power lines early Wednesday, causing no injuries but sowing widespread chaos across the overtaxed public transportation system of Brazil's Olympic city.