from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To give over; to surrender; to yield.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To give over or surrender.
- To surpass in giving.
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From over- + give. Compare Scots overgie ("to relinquish, resign"), Dutch overgeven ("to surrender"), German übergeben ("to hand over, surrender"), Danish overgive ("to surrender").
We all choose to overspend, overgive, overeat, overimbibe, and worst of all: overworry.