Overtax
Overtax O`ver*tax", v. t. To tax or to task too heavily; as, a job that overtaxed his physical energies. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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  • overtax — UK US /ˌəʊvəˈtæks/ verb [T] ► TAX to demand too much tax from someone or to put too much tax on goods: » We overtax the poor, the Senator claimed. »Food and clothing should not be overtaxed. ► to make people, a system, a machine, etc. do more… …   Financial and business terms

  • overtax — index exploit (take advantage of), harass, misemploy, mistreat, overcome (overwhelm), overload …   Law dictionary

  • overtax — [ō΄vər taks′] vt. 1. to tax too heavily 2. to make excessive demands on …   English World dictionary

  • overtax — o|ver|tax [ˌəuvəˈtæks US ˌouvər ] v [T] 1.) to make someone do more than they are really able to do, so that they become very tired overtax yourself ▪ Be careful you don t overtax yourself. 2.) to make people pay too much tax …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • overtax — verb (T) 1 to make someone do more than they are really able to do, so that they become very tired: overtax yourself: Don t overtax yourself! 2 to make people pay too much tax …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • overtax — UK [ˌəʊvə(r)ˈtæks] / US [ˌoʊvərˈtæks] verb [transitive] Word forms overtax : present tense I/you/we/they overtax he/she/it overtaxes present participle overtaxing past tense overtaxed past participle overtaxed 1) to make someone tired by forcing… …   English dictionary

  • overtax — [[t]o͟ʊvə(r)tæ̱ks[/t]] overtaxes, overtaxing, overtaxed 1) VERB If you overtax someone or something, you force them to work harder than they can really manage, and may do them harm as a result. [V n] ...a contralto who has overtaxed her voice.… …   English dictionary

  • overtax — /oʊvəˈtæks/ (say ohvuh taks) verb (t) 1. to tax too heavily. 2. to make too great demands on: I had overtaxed my strength. –phrase 3. overtax oneself, to attempt to do more than is within one s normal capabilities. {over + tax} …   Australian English dictionary

  • overtax — overtaxation, n. /oh veuhr taks /, v.t. 1. to tax too heavily. 2. to make too great demands on. [1640 50; OVER + TAX] * * * …   Universalium

  • overtax — verb a) To tax to an excessive degree The overtaxed shaft snapped. b) To overburden …   Wiktionary

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