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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To exert (oneself) too much; overtax.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To exert or exercise too much; exert (oneself) to excess: usually reflexive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To exert too much.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To exert (oneself) to an excessive degree

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

  • verb exert (oneself) excessively and go beyond one's strength

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