Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Overwork (Page: 1025)

O`ver*work" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Overworked (?) or Overwrought (); p. pr. & vb. n. Overworking.]

1. To work beyond the strength; to cause to labor too much or too long; to tire excessively; as, to overwork a horse.

2. To fill too full of work; to crowd with labor.

My days with toil are overwrought. Longfellow.

3. To decorate all over.


Overwork (Page: 1025)

O`ver*work", v. t. To work too much, or beyond one's strength.


Overwork (Page: 1025)

O"ver*work`, n. Work in excess of the usual or stipulated time or quantity; extra work; also, excessive labor.