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o·ver·drive

 (ō′vər-drīv′)
n.
1. A gearing mechanism of a motor vehicle engine that reduces the power output required to maintain driving speed in a specific range by lowering the gear ratio.
2. Informal A state of heightened activity or concentration: shifted into overdrive toward the end of the semester.
tr.v. (ō′vər-drīv′) o·ver·drove (-drōv′), o·ver·driv·en (-drĭv′ən), o·ver·driv·ing, o·ver·drives
1. To drive (a vehicle) too far or too long.
2. To push (oneself) too far, as in the performance of tasks.
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overdrive

n
1. (Automotive Engineering) a very high gear in a motor vehicle used at high speeds to reduce wear and save fuel
2. in overdrive in a state of intense activity
3. into overdrive into a state of intense activity
vb, -drives, -driving, -drove or -driven
(tr) to drive too hard or too far; overwork or overuse
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o•ver•drive

(n. ˈoʊ vərˌdraɪv; v. ˌoʊ vərˈdraɪv)

n.
1. a device in a motor vehicle containing a gear that provides a drive shaft speed greater than the engine crankshaft speed.
2. a state of intense activity.
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overdrive


Past participle: overdriven
Gerund: overdriving

Imperative
overdrive
overdrive
Present
I overdrive
you overdrive
he/she/it overdrives
we overdrive
you overdrive
they overdrive
Preterite
I overdrove
you overdrove
he/she/it overdrove
we overdrove
you overdrove
they overdrove
Present Continuous
I am overdriving
you are overdriving
he/she/it is overdriving
we are overdriving
you are overdriving
they are overdriving
Present Perfect
I have overdriven
you have overdriven
he/she/it has overdriven
we have overdriven
you have overdriven
they have overdriven
Past Continuous
I was overdriving
you were overdriving
he/she/it was overdriving
we were overdriving
you were overdriving
they were overdriving
Past Perfect
I had overdriven
you had overdriven
he/she/it had overdriven
we had overdriven
you had overdriven
they had overdriven
Future
I will overdrive
you will overdrive
he/she/it will overdrive
we will overdrive
you will overdrive
they will overdrive
Future Perfect
I will have overdriven
you will have overdriven
he/she/it will have overdriven
we will have overdriven
you will have overdriven
they will have overdriven
Future Continuous
I will be overdriving
you will be overdriving
he/she/it will be overdriving
we will be overdriving
you will be overdriving
they will be overdriving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overdriving
you have been overdriving
he/she/it has been overdriving
we have been overdriving
you have been overdriving
they have been overdriving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overdriving
you will have been overdriving
he/she/it will have been overdriving
we will have been overdriving
you will have been overdriving
they will have been overdriving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overdriving
you had been overdriving
he/she/it had been overdriving
we had been overdriving
you had been overdriving
they had been overdriving
Conditional
I would overdrive
you would overdrive
he/she/it would overdrive
we would overdrive
you would overdrive
they would overdrive
Past Conditional
I would have overdriven
you would have overdriven
he/she/it would have overdriven
we would have overdriven
you would have overdriven
they would have overdriven
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.overdrive - the state of high or excessive activity or productivity or concentration; "Troops are ready to go into overdrive as soon as the signal is given"; "Melissa's brain was in overdrive"
activeness, activity, action - the state of being active; "his sphere of activity"; "he is out of action"
2.overdrive - a high gear used at high speeds to maintain the driving speed with less output power
high gear, high - a forward gear with a gear ratio that gives the greatest vehicle velocity for a given engine speed
Verb1.overdrive - drive or work too hard; "The teacher is overworking his students"; "Overdriving people often suffer stress"
overwork, exploit - work excessively hard; "he is exploiting the students"
2.overdrive - make use of too often or too extensively
apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize - put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can't use this tool"; "Apply a magnetic field here"; "This thinking was applied to many projects"; "How do you utilize this tool?"; "I apply this rule to get good results"; "use the plastic bags to store the food"; "He doesn't know how to use a computer"
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Translations

overdrive

[ˈəʊvədraɪv] N (Aut) → superdirecta f
to go into overdrive (fig) → ponerse or empezar a funcionar a toda marcha
phones and fax machines went into overdrive when the crisis strucklos faxes y teléfonos empezaron a funcionar a toda marcha or se dispararon cuando se produjo la crisis
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

overdrive

[ˈəʊvərdraɪv] n
to go into overdrive → passer la surmultipliée
(= gear) → surmultipliée f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

overdrive

[ˈəʊvəˌdraɪv] n (Aut) → overdrive m inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995