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v. o·ver·worked, o·ver·work·ing, o·ver·works
1. To force to work too hard or too long.
a. To rework to excess: overwork a speech.
b. To use too often: "'Vulnerable' and 'volatile' were the most overworked adjectives of the '70s" (David Ansen).
3. To decorate the entire surface of.
To work too long or too hard.
n. (ō′vər-wûrk′)
Excessive work.
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Noun1.overworking - the act of working too much or too longoverworking - the act of working too much or too long; "he became ill from overwork"
toil, labor, labour - productive work (especially physical work done for wages); "his labor did not require a great deal of skill"
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References in classic literature ?
When Mary wrote to say that she had asked Ralph Denham to stay with them, she added, out of deference to Elizabeth's character, that he was very nice, though rather queer, and had been overworking himself in London.
'Chronic overworking, as various research suggest, can lead to threatening levels of stress.'
MOSKOVA (CyHAN)- In the wake of reports that the co-pilot of the crashed FlyDubai plane had been overworking, Air France pilot Captain Patrick Magisson told Radio Sputnik that, in the current safety regulation landscape, such situations are common.
The new contract removes the safeguards which prevent hospitals from overworking junior staff.
Sydney, Feb 25 ( ANI ): Australian opener David Warner has said that his team would seek clarification from umpires over South Africa, especially batsman AB de Villiers, potentially overworking the ball, implying that excessive ball 'scuffing' may be behind South Africa's fast bowlers' superior ability to bowl reverse swing.
Li Yuan's shock death comes as China becomes the country with the most deaths related to overworking.