overworking


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.overworking - the act of working too much or too longoverworking - the act of working too much or too long; "he became ill from overwork"
toil, labor, labour - productive work (especially physical work done for wages); "his labor did not require a great deal of skill"
References in classic literature ?
When Mary wrote to say that she had asked Ralph Denham to stay with them, she added, out of deference to Elizabeth's character, that he was very nice, though rather queer, and had been overworking himself in London.
Li Yuan's shock death comes as China becomes the country with the most deaths related to overworking.
Mothers in male-dominated occupations were more discouraged despite the fact that the women who survived in those more masculine fields may on average be more committed to work than overworking women in other jobs.
However, it followed what he called a year of overworking beforehand.
Obviously we all have certain stressful times when more hours are needed to be put in but overworking can affect both the person and the company they work for detrimentally.