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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of overstress.

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Examples

  • The editorial basically argues that staying in Iraq (to avoid defeat) will somehow preserve the military, because being totally overstressed is somehow worse than losing a little face by redeploying home.

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • Former Yankee Jim Leyritz said he was distraught and "overstressed" - but not suicidal - before checking into a psych ward.

    NY Daily News

  • Jim Leyritz said he was distraught and "overstressed" - but not suicidal - before he checked into a psych ward.

    NY Daily News

  • Former Yankee Jim Leyritz said he was distraught and "overstressed" - but not suicidal - before checking into a psych ward.

    NY Daily News

  • O'BRIEN: Miles: One of things we have to consider here, which is worth going through, is the possibility, for whatever reason, that the aircraft might have been overstressed -- in other words, turned in an abrupt manner, a manner so abrupt that it exceeds the design tolerances of the aircraft.

    CNN Transcript Nov 12, 2001

  • But Russell's father tells CNN that Army officers -- quote -- "overstressed" his son, telling him -- quote -- "We're going to break you."

    CNN Transcript May 12, 2009

  • Over the past 10 days, Indian valuations were "overstressed," said T.S. Harihar of Karvy S.ock Broking in Hyderabad.

    U.S. Fears Hammer Asia

  • This particular evening was fairly celebratory, but when Mr. Kelly feels overstressed, he has a solution.

    Honoring Those Who Appreciate

  • This spring the 80-year-old levy system along the Mississippi was so overstressed by rains that the river had to be temporarily shut to commercial traffic, costing the economy millions of dollars.

    Robert Creamer: What Do the Earthquake, Infrastructure and Antiquated Accounting Have to Do With Jobs?

  • This spring the 80-year-old levy system along the Mississippi was so overstressed by rains that the river had to be temporarily shut to commercial traffic, costing the economy millions of dollars.

    Robert Creamer: What Do the Earthquake, Infrastructure and Antiquated Accounting Have to Do With Jobs?

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