Overstrain O`ver*strain", v. t. To stretch or strain too much; as, to overstrain one's nerves. --Ayliffe. [1913 Webster]

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  • Overstrain — O ver*strain , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Overstrained}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overstraining}.] To strain one s self to excess. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overstrain — index dissipate (expend foolishly), harass, overdraw, overload, tax (overwork) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • overstrain — [ō΄vər strān′] vt. to put under very great strain; overwork vi. to exert great effort …   English World dictionary

  • overstrain — over·strain strān n excessive mental or physical strain also a condition resulting from this overstrain vb * * * over·strain (oґvər strān) an abnormal degree of fatigue brought about by activity; it is intermediate between fatigue and… …   Medical dictionary

  • overstrain — pervargimas statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Liguista būsena – nuovargio reiškinių sankaupa nuo poilsio stokos, per didelių fizinių krūvių, netinkamų darbo sąlygų. Pervargimą rodo labai pailgėjęs darbingumo atgavimo po pratybų …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • overstrain — v. * * * …   Universalium

  • overstrain — verb subject to an excessive demand on strength, resources, or abilities …   Wiktionary

  • overstrain — Synonyms and related words: beat, burn out, carry too far, debilitate, do in, do up, enervate, exaggerate, exhaust, fag, fag out, fatigue, flag, frazzle, go overboard, go to extremes, go too far, harass, haul, heave, inflate, jade, knock out,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • overstrain — n. excessive strain, exceeding of physical or emotional limitations v. put excessive strain on, exceed physical or emotional limitations …   English contemporary dictionary

  • overstrain — verb subject to an excessive demand on strength, resources, or abilities. noun the action or result of overstraining …   English new terms dictionary

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