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  • adj. Excessively burdened
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of overburden.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. heavily burdened with work or cares


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  • Misinformation, such as the idea that reservations are beyond the law, poor understanding of Native cultures, and uncooperative court officials complicate matters in overburdened child-welfare systems.

    Stephanie Woodard: Iowa Commission Takes on Child-Welfare Morass

  • In Rick Santelli's famous rant on CNBC he called overburdened home owners struggling with their mortgages "losers" while using his podium to forward his political agendas.

    Steven Bulwa: The Media Has Failed Us

  • Often parents -- there's a syndrome called the overburdened child syndrome, where parents will make their children confidantes, lovers, friends, bring them into play into matters in which they have no business participating in.

    CNN Transcript Apr 20, 2007

  • Still another taxpayer trap will be sprung if the President's proposal to forgive some debt incurred by "overburdened" borrowers is included in the bill.

    That Other Government Takeover

  • Now, as an "overburdened" pet rescuer myself Taz is showing signs of arthritis - "great", maybe I need to downsize, which I did do when I moved from Redlands to Playa del Rey.

    October 2009

  • That very evening Guderian told Hitler that the "overburdened" Reichsführer should be replaced by General Heinrici, a meticulous and donnish man, at that time commander of the 1st Panzer Army.


  • You act like it's so different from middle class families who take every tax credit (gov handout) they get because they are otherwise to "overburdened" to pay for THEIR Escalade.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • NEW DELHI: Fed up of being the fall guys every time there is a mishap due to unauthorized construction or waterlogging because of choked drains, MCD engineers have said they are "overburdened" and cannot maintain standards at all times.

    The Times of India

  • The government has agreed to pay $360 in back pay owed to each professor, but union leader Somé said "overburdened" teachers need more.

    AllAfrica News: Latest

  • Dr John Dunford, said the exam system was "overburdened".

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition


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