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o·ver·use

 (ō′vər-yo͞oz′)
tr.v. o·ver·used, o·ver·us·ing, o·ver·us·es
To use to excess.
n. (ō′vər-yo͞os′)
Excessive use.

overused

(ˌəʊvəˈjuːzd)
adj
used excessively
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overused

adjective hackneyed, worn (out), stock, tired, stereotyped, played out, commonplace, stale, overworked, threadbare, trite, clichéd, unoriginal, platitudinous, timeworn `Just do it' has become one of the most overused catchphrases in history.

overused

adjective
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overused

[ˌəʊvərˈjuːzd] adj (= overworked) [word] → galvaudé(e)
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More irritating still is the overuse of "appropriate" or "inappropriate" - you see it overused in council or other official papers.
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THE haka is definitely being overused? Seen how many of them are on social media?
She describes how to recognize ineffective behaviors that may be connected to "superpowers," or overused strengths (those who are results-driven, problem-finder, intellectually curious, empathic, visionary, highly analytic, humble, precise, a great listener, and calm under pressure), their unintended negative attributes, and when their overuse may cause problems, as well as how to identify the adversity that developed the superpowers, why specific individuals or situations trigger their overuse, and how challenge the beliefs that fuel their overuse, to change their behavior and image.
LinkedIn today released the most overused words in United Arab Emirates members' LinkedIn Profiles for 2013.
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The letter to leaders of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee was signed by more than 30 groups representing 11 million supporters, who note that antibiotics are losing their effectiveness in part because they have been misused and overused in animal production.
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