Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Excessive exertion.

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

  • noun Excessive exertion.

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  • noun excessive exertion; so much exertion that discomfort or injury results

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  • noun excessive exertion; so much exertion that discomfort or injury results

Etymologies

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over- +‎ exertion

Examples

  • Keeping dry and comfortable without overexertion is the key to an all out day in the most frigid conditions.

    Out Cold

  • The consequences of short-term overexertion with regard to the daily working time were considered negligible, and it was assumed that a doubling of the tractive effort (e.g. for pulling vehicles uphill) could best be compensated for by cutting the speed in half.

    4. Animal Energy-Living Energy

  • Fran Crippen, the former University of Virginia swimmer, died of "overexertion," United Arab Emirates swimming officials said in Dubai.

    Swimmer Fran Crippen's death may be linked to water temperature

  • They are, for years, conscious of a central failure of power from slight causes, such as overexertion, trouble, broken rest, or too long abstinence from food.

    Grappling with the Monster The Curse and the Cure of Strong Drink

  • UAE says 'overexertion' led to death of U.S. swimmer Crippen

    SI.com

  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- United Arab Emirates swimming officials said Sunday that "overexertion" led to the death of U.S. national team swimmer Fran Crippen and denied reports that the American had a heart attack during a race the day before.

    CNN.com

  • FINA's president said Sunday that "overexertion" led to Crippen's death.

    StarTribune.com rss feed

  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- United Arab Emirates swimming officials said Sunday that "overexertion" led to the death of U.S. national team swimmer Fran Crippen and denied reports that the American had a heart attack during a race the day before.

    SI.com

  • Julio Maglione, Fina's president, said that "overexertion" led to the 26 year-old's death at the World Cup event at Fujairah, east of Dubai, after the 2009 world bronze medallist was found 2km from the finish following a search by fellow swimmers and divers.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • FINA's president said Sunday that "overexertion" led to Crippen's death and FINA had launched in investigation into the tragedy.

    chron.com Chronicle

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