from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To force to work too hard or too long.
- transitive v. To rework to excess: overwork a speech.
- transitive v. To use too often: "'Vulnerable' and 'volatile' were the most overworked adjectives of the '70s” ( David Ansen).
- transitive v. To decorate the entire surface of.
- intransitive v. To work too long or too hard.
- n. Excessive work.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make (someone) work too hard.
- v. To work too hard.
- n. excessive work
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To work beyond the strength; to cause to labor too much or too long; to tire excessively.
- transitive v. To fill too full of work; to crowd with labor.
- transitive v. To decorate all over.
- intransitive v. To work too much, or beyond one's strength.
- n. Work in excess of the usual or stipulated time or quantity; extra work; also, excessive labor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A superstructure.
- n. Excessive work or labor; work or labor that exceeds the strength or capacity of the individual or endangers his health.
- n. Work done beyond the amount stipulated; work done in overhours or overtime.
- To cause to work too hard; cause to labor too much; impose too much work upon; wear out by overwork: often used reflexively.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. work excessively hard
- n. the act of working too much or too long
- v. use too much
over- + work (verb) (Wiktionary)
over- + work (noun) (Wiktionary)