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o·ver·work

 (ō′vər-wûrk′)
v. o·ver·worked, o·ver·work·ing, o·ver·works
v.tr.
1. To force to work too hard or too long.
2.
a. To rework to excess: overwork a speech.
b. To use too often: "'Vulnerable' and 'volatile' were the most overworked adjectives of the '70s" (David Ansen).
3. To decorate the entire surface of.
v.intr.
To work too long or too hard.
n. (ō′vər-wûrk′)
Excessive work.
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overworked

adjective
1. exhausted, stressed (out), fatigued, overloaded, overburdened, overtaxed an overworked doctor
2. hackneyed, common, stock, tired, stereotyped, played out (informal), commonplace, worn-out, stale, banal, run-of-the-mill, threadbare, trite, clichéd, unoriginal, timeworn `Unique' is one of the most overworked words in advertising.

overworked

adjective
Translations
مُجْهَد، مُرهَق
přepracovaný
agyondolgoztatott
sem ofgerir sér/ofkeyrir sig
prepracovaný
çok çalıştırılmış

overworked

[ˌəʊvəˈwɜːkt] ADJ we're overworkedtenemos demasiado trabajo, nos hacen trabajar demasiado

overworked

[ˌəʊvərˈwɜːrkt] adj
[person] → surmené(e)
We're overworked and underpaid → Nous sommes surmenés et sous-payés.
[word, phrase] → galvaudé(e)

overwork

(əuvəˈwəːk) noun
the act of working too hard. It's overwork that made him ill.
ˌoverˈworked adjective
made to work too hard. His staff are overworked.
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Born of a delicate and overworked mother, and an impulsive, hard, imaginative father, who did not look with favor upon her coming into the world, Louise was from childhood a neurotic, one of the race of over-sensitive women that in later days in- dustrialism was to bring in such great numbers into the world.
About fifty of those lines, as one perceives, deal with local matters; so the reporters are not overworked.
I--I--well, I should think that if he would swear to treat her kindly hereafter-- and she says, herself, that he is a good man--and if he would swear to never allow her to be overworked, or ill fed, or--"
The whole day was spent in discussing, negotiating, signing or cancelling contracts; and the two overworked managers went to bed early, without so much as casting a glance at Box Five to see whether M.
But before we got to Hetton, brother Marlowe was seized with a dizziness that made him afraid of falling, for he overworked himself sadly, at his years, in watching and praying, and walking so many miles to speak the Word, as well as carrying on his trade of linen-weaving.
The only people to suffer will be the Board of Control, which is grievously overworked already.
The man groaned a good deal and said he had overworked himself by chopping the logs, but the Scarecrow gave him two more tablets than he had promised, which seemed to comfort the lazy fellow.
The Ass found that he had fallen into worse hands, and noting his master's occupation, said, groaning: "It would have been better for me to have been either starved by the one, or to have been overworked by the other of my former masters, than to have been bought by my present owner, who will even after I am dead tan my hide, and make me useful to him.
And many an overworked business and professional man, as well as a harried common labourer, has travelled John Barleycorn's death road because of this mistake.
Says she's overworked, with all the company in the house--and, I must say, does look like a person troubled and worn out in body and mind.
Poor child, he never had time to think of anything but his tired, overworked little body.
Taking up his residence in London, for some time he carried on a small private school in his own house, where he much overworked his boys in the mistaken effort to raise their intellectual ambitions to the level of his own.