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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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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