Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To tire to the point of exhaustion or collapse.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To tire excessively; fatigue to exhaustion.
  • To become excessively fatigued.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To become too tired.
  • transitive verb To tire to excess; to exhaust.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To tire excessively
  • verb intransitive To become excessively tired

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb tire excessively

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Examples

  • Part of being a ping-pong in a medical system and having a chronic disease is that you MUST become disciplined, take your pills regularly, don't overtire yourself, monitor yourself constantly.

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  • Part of being a ping-pong in a medical system and having a chronic disease is that you MUST become disciplined, take your pills regularly, don't overtire yourself, monitor yourself constantly.

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  • I told him that I would be back soon and if he. did everything he was told and did not overtire himself, and took the nourishing food which was prepared for him, he would soon be well enough to join his father and me.

    The Reluctant Queen

  • I told him that I would be back soon and if he. did everything he was told and did not overtire himself, and took the nourishing food which was prepared for him, he would soon be well enough to join his father and me.

    The Reluctant Queen

  • Don't let him overtire himself and watch the stump doesn't get rubbed raw.

    When the Lion Feeds

  • She says I overtire myself, and that when old people have done their work they should take a nap.

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  • She was not so strong as her sister, and a two-mile walk to school was apt to overtire her.

    The Twenty-Fourth of June

  • The kind of occupation makes no essential difference, so long as it does not overtire either the body or the mind.

    The Prospective Mother, a Handbook for Women During Pregnancy

  • Olga wanted to ride, but Nick declared that this would overtire her, adding with a grin that he would occupy the back seat in the dog-cart if

    The Keeper of the Door

  • 'I hope he won't overtire himself,' she added, but this was the habit of perfunctory sympathy.

    A Prisoner in Fairyland

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