Overworking
Overwork O`ver*work", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overworked}or {Overwrought}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overworking}.] 1. To work beyond the strength; to cause to labor too much or too long; to tire excessively; as, to overwork a horse. [1913 Webster]

2. To fill too full of work; to crowd with labor. [1913 Webster]

My days with toil are overwrought. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

3. To decorate all over. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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