from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To place too much emphasis on.
- transitive v. To subject to excessive physical or emotional stress.
- transitive v. To subject to mechanical force or pressure to the point of deformation.
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- v. To place excessive emphasis on something
- v. To place excessive physical stress on something, especially to such an extent that it deforms or breaks
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. place special or excessive emphasis on
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One of them also failed in the accident, but the report did not specify the cause of the "overstress" on those welds.
I don't think you can overstress the Vietnam factor in discussing Penn's movie.
In his barrage of strategies in which folk music could be used to inspire a united fighting force, Lomax paused to take a jealous swipe at a hit record that had won over a nation primed for patriotic fervor: "I need not overstress my opinion that 'God Bless America' and Kate Smith are both extremely dull and mediocre," he wrote.
When you overtrain and overstress your body, the side effects can include progressive loss of strength, tiredness, loss of appetite, disrupted sleep, loss of motivation, and irritability.
"There are vast differences between Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East and North Africa so it's not an analogy that one should overstress," Mr. Froman said.
These are metabolic disruptors which overstress the organs involved in hormone regulation and can seriously affect your sleep cycles.
So U.S. Treasury Secretary Geithner's agenda should not overstress the revaluation of China's currency.
There has been a temptation to overstress the impact of traditional public diplomacy -- just as there's been a tendency to dismiss it as worthless.
Hows this going to change anything, its not as if we have a Mental Health system overstressed, for that to happen we would need a mental health system to overstress.
I cannot overstress how much over-planning in a good sense goes into a successful lesson.