overstrain


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o·ver·strain

 (ō′vər-strān′)
v. o·ver·strained, o·ver·strain·ing, o·ver·strains
v.tr.
To subject to excessive strain, especially to force beyond a natural or proper limit: overstraining the environment.
v.intr.
To put forth too much physical effort.

overstrain

(ˌəʊvəˈstreɪn)
vb (tr)
to exert, tax, or use (resources) to an excessive extent

overstrain


Past participle: overstrained
Gerund: overstraining

Imperative
overstrain
overstrain
Present
I overstrain
you overstrain
he/she/it overstrains
we overstrain
you overstrain
they overstrain
Preterite
I overstrained
you overstrained
he/she/it overstrained
we overstrained
you overstrained
they overstrained
Present Continuous
I am overstraining
you are overstraining
he/she/it is overstraining
we are overstraining
you are overstraining
they are overstraining
Present Perfect
I have overstrained
you have overstrained
he/she/it has overstrained
we have overstrained
you have overstrained
they have overstrained
Past Continuous
I was overstraining
you were overstraining
he/she/it was overstraining
we were overstraining
you were overstraining
they were overstraining
Past Perfect
I had overstrained
you had overstrained
he/she/it had overstrained
we had overstrained
you had overstrained
they had overstrained
Future
I will overstrain
you will overstrain
he/she/it will overstrain
we will overstrain
you will overstrain
they will overstrain
Future Perfect
I will have overstrained
you will have overstrained
he/she/it will have overstrained
we will have overstrained
you will have overstrained
they will have overstrained
Future Continuous
I will be overstraining
you will be overstraining
he/she/it will be overstraining
we will be overstraining
you will be overstraining
they will be overstraining
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overstraining
you have been overstraining
he/she/it has been overstraining
we have been overstraining
you have been overstraining
they have been overstraining
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overstraining
you will have been overstraining
he/she/it will have been overstraining
we will have been overstraining
you will have been overstraining
they will have been overstraining
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overstraining
you had been overstraining
he/she/it had been overstraining
we had been overstraining
you had been overstraining
they had been overstraining
Conditional
I would overstrain
you would overstrain
he/she/it would overstrain
we would overstrain
you would overstrain
they would overstrain
Past Conditional
I would have overstrained
you would have overstrained
he/she/it would have overstrained
we would have overstrained
you would have overstrained
they would have overstrained
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.overstrain - too much strain
strain - (physics) deformation of a physical body under the action of applied forces
Verb1.overstrain - strain excessively; "He overextended himself when he accepted the additional assignment"
strain, extend - use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity; "He really extended himself when he climbed Kilimanjaro"; "Don't strain your mind too much"
Translations
túlfeszít
överanstränga

overstrain

[ˌəʊvəˈstreɪn]
A. Nfatiga f excesiva; (nervous) → hipertensión f
B. VT [+ person] (= tire) → fatigar excesivamente; (= overstress) → provocar una hipertensión en; [+ metal] → deformar, torcer; [+ resources] → estirar
to overstrain o.sfatigarse excesivamente

overstrain

vt horse, personüberanstrengen, überfordern; metalüberbelasten; resources, strength, theoryüberbeanspruchen; to overstrain oneselfsich übernehmen, sich überanstrengen; don’t overstrain yourself (iro)übernimm dich bloß nicht
References in classic literature ?
"The overstrain upon our brains has produced a general depression throughout the system.
He did indeed suspect the very fact; for, besides observing the great alteration in the behaviour of the uncle, the distance he assumed, and his overstrained civility to Miss Nancy; the carrying off a bridegroom from his bride at that time of night was so extraordinary a proceeding that it could be accounted for only by imagining that young Nightingale had revealed the whole truth, which the apparent openness of his temper, and his being flustered with liquor, made too probable.
The overstrained condition which had tormented her before did not only come back, but was intensified, and reached such a pitch that she was afraid every minute that something would snap within her from the excessive tension.
This was not because he was cowardly and abject, quite the contrary; but for some time past he had been in an overstrained irritable condition, verging on hypochondria.
the overstrained line sagged down in one long festoon; the tugging log was gone.
The shock to my already overstrained nervous system was terrible in the extreme, and with a superhuman effort I strove to break my awful bonds.
It was a good thing that the power of the Galoshes worked as instantaneously as lightning in a powder-magazine would do, otherwise the poor man with his overstrained wishes would have travelled about the world too much for himself as well as for us.
Elinor thought this generosity overstrained, considering her sister's youth, and urged the matter farther, but in vain; common sense, common care, common prudence, were all sunk in Mrs.
I have no idea of being so overstrained! It is fishing for compliments.
When you stand expecting the overstrained string to snap at any moment, when everyone is expecting the inevitable catastrophe, as many as possible must join hands as closely as they can to withstand the general calamity.
He made his apologies, with overstrained politeness, to Frank.
All the hints and affirmations of others I treated as malignant, baseless slanders; your own self-accusations I believed to be overstrained; and all that seemed unaccountable in your position I trusted that you could account for if you chose.'