Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Too slow.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To render slow; to check; to curb.
  • adj. Too slow.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To render slow; check; curb.

Etymologies

over- +‎ slow (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Alberich's nominal reason for indulging his present passion for hurting -- he is haling Mime by the ear -- is that the latter is overslow with certain piece of work which, with minute instructions, he has been ordered to do.

    The Wagnerian Romances

  • The process is overslow for perfect adequacy, but it exists.

    From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life

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