overtaxed


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o·ver·tax

 (ō′vər-tăks′)
tr.v. o·ver·taxed, o·ver·tax·ing, o·ver·tax·es
1. To subject to an excessive burden or strain.
2. To tax in excess of what is considered appropriate or just.

o′ver·tax·a′tion n.

overtaxed

(ˌəʊvəˈtækst)
adj
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) taxed too heavily
2. having too great a strain imposed
Translations

overtaxed

[ˌəʊvərˈtækst] adj (= paying too much tax) [people, country] → surimposé(e)over-the-counter [ˌəʊvərðəˈkaʊntər] adj [drugs, medicine] → vendu(e) sans ordonnance, sans ordonnanceover-the-top [ˌəʊvərðəˈtɒp] adj (= exaggerated) → délirant(e)
References in classic literature ?
She was overbusy and overtaxed, and her thoughts were naturally drawn towards the difficult problems of daily living.
This double burden soon proved too much for my already overtaxed beast, and thus our speed was terribly diminished, for the others would proceed no faster than the slowest of us could go.
The boy's lips formed a glad cry of salutation as his eyes first discovered the whites--a cry that was never uttered, for almost immediately he witnessed that which turned his happiness to anger as he saw that both the white men were wielding heavy whips brutally upon the naked backs of the poor devils staggering along beneath loads that would have overtaxed the strength and endurance of strong men at the beginning of a new day.
My administration is somewhat overtaxed, and this is the reason why I have not slept during the past night."
He watched a patch of moonlight cross the floor of their lodging, and, as sometimes happens when the mind is overtaxed, he fell asleep for the rest of the room, but kept awake for the patch of moonlight.
Grewgious, with his usual air of repeating a lesson, 'cannot have his rest broken, and his mind cruelly tormented, and his body overtaxed by fatigue, without being thoroughly worn out.'
I soon found that I had overtaxed my strength and that I must repose before I could continue my journey.
Bill's overtaxed brain turned one convulsive hand-spring, and came to rest with a sense of having dislocated itself.
Eatery owner Mary Muthee said it was unfortunate that traders were being overtaxed yet services remained poor.
While the general public's pockets and bank accounts are being emptied via massive council tax hikes and now in 2020 probably massive income tax hikes, benefits for the real needy being reduced and real working class income reduced or stagnated, we have these people bragging how they spend our hard earned, overtaxed and reduced income money.
The binding measure was proposed by a group of residents who argue that District 202 has overtaxed property owners for years.
That they have hundred-billions to steal means we're overtaxed !-- -- Congress factions are squealing on each other's hidden pork barrels.