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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.
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overstrain

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

vt horse, personüberanstrengen, überfordern; metalüberbelasten; resources, strength, theoryüberbeanspruchen; to overstrain oneselfsich übernehmen, sich überanstrengen; don’t overstrain yourself (iro)übernimm dich bloß nicht
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