overstretched


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o·ver·stretch

 (ō′vər-strĕch′)
v. o·ver·stretched, o·ver·stretch·ing, o·ver·stretch·es
v.tr.
1. To extend or use beyond what is reasonable, usual or proper: The army is overstretched in its deployments.
2. To subject to undue strain: employees who are overstretched working overtime.
3. To stretch (one's muscles or another body part) to the point of strain or injury.
v.intr.
To stretch one's body or muscles to the point of strain or injury.

overstretched

(ˌəʊvəˈstrɛtʃt)
adj
subject to excessive demands or put under excessive pressure
Translations

overstretched

[ˌəʊvərˈstrɛtʃt] adj [system, service, hospital] → débordé(e), qui fonctionne à la limite de ses capacités
The overstretched air traffic control system could reach breaking point → Le système de contrôle du trafic aérien est débordé or fonctionne à la limite de ses capacités et pourrait atteindre son point de rupture.
to be overstretched [system, service, hospital] → être débordé(e), fonctionner à la limite de ses capacités
The crime rate is rising rapidly at present and the police force is overstretched → En ce moment, le taux de criminalité augmente rapidement et les forces de police sont débordées or quasiment au point de rupture.; [budget]
My budget is overstretched → J'ai atteint les limites de mon budget.

overstretched

[ˌəʊvəˈstrɛtʃt] adj (person) → sovraccarico/a; (resources, budget) → arrivato/a al limite
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