Overheat \O`ver*heat"\, v. t. [Cf. {Superheat}.] To heat to excess; to superheat. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

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  • overheat — o‧ver‧heat [ˌəʊvəˈhiːt ǁ ˌoʊvər ] verb [intransitive, transitive] ECONOMICS if an economy overheats, demand rises too fast, causing prices and imports to rise, a situation that governments may try to correct by raising taxes and interest rates: • …   Financial and business terms

  • overheat — index burn Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • overheat — (v.) to make too hot (trans.), late 14c., from OVER (Cf. over) + HEAT (Cf. heat) (v.). Intransitive sense to become too hot is from 1902, originally in reference to motor engines. Related: Overheated; overheating …   Etymology dictionary

  • overheat — ► VERB 1) make or become too hot. 2) Economics (of an economy) show marked inflation when increased demand results in rising prices …   English terms dictionary

  • overheat — [ō΄vər hēt′] vt., vi. to make or become too hot …   English World dictionary

  • overheat — [[t]o͟ʊvə(r)hi͟ːt[/t]] overheats, overheating, overheated 1) V ERG If something overheats or if you overheat it, it becomes hotter than is necessary or desirable. The engine was overheating and the car was not handling well... [V n] Why do we pay …   English dictionary

  • overheat — UK [ˌəʊvə(r)ˈhiːt] / US [ˌoʊvərˈhɪt] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms overheat : present tense I/you/we/they overheat he/she/it overheats present participle overheating past tense overheated past participle overheated 1) to become too… …   English dictionary

  • overheat — verb (I, T) to become too hot, or to make something too hot: I think the engine s overheating again. | overheat sth: Try not to overheat the sauce …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • overheat — verb Overheat is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑engine …   Collocations dictionary

  • overheat — o|ver|heat [ˌəuvəˈhi:t US ˌouvər ] v [I and T] 1.) to become too hot, or to make something too hot ▪ I think the engine s overheating again. ▪ Try not to overheat the sauce. 2.) if a country s ↑economy overheats, or if something overheats it, it… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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