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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of overexert.


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  • The result was that they overexerted themselves and generally ignored the medical safeguards their condition required.

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  • Of course, if they had paced themselves more carefully and not overexerted, they could have kept on pedaling as long as I did.

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  • LEMON: The only reason you did it because you thought you are overexerted yourself on a treadmill, so you wouldn't have even gone in this early, right?

    CNN Transcript Nov 21, 2009

  • Officials say it's crucial to drink lots of fluids and keep from getting overexerted.

    CNN Transcript Jul 31, 2006

  • He may have worked so hard to make additional money that he overexerted his body and mind, leading to some kind of deterioration.

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  • He said he'd overexerted himself, that all he needed was to get back to their base for a snack, but as he swung through the trees on the way up the ridge, he lost his hold on a Palauan apple tree and crashed through a thicket of limbs to sprawl, amid a hail of fruit, on the sharp algae-covered limestone of the ridge.

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  • She was reminded of her task by the sudden, fierce pain in her overexerted arms.

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  • “Of course, there is one way to find out for certain if it is caused by sorcery, but one hesitates to suggest it, since you have so recently overexerted yourself using Weathermaker.”

    Conqueror's Moon

  • I could sense when I overexerted myself, and it showed up in the blood tests that examined my liver and kidney function.

    Mothering Twins

  • A short time after the birth of Madame the Queen became again enceinte; she had mentioned it only to the King, to her physician, and to a few persons honoured with her intimate confidence, when, having overexerted her strength in pulling lip one of the glasses of her carriage, she felt that she had hurt herself, and eight days afterwards she miscarried.

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