overwork n : the act working too much or too long; "he became ill from overwork" [syn: overworking]
1 use too much; "This play has been overworked"
2 work excessively hard; "he is exploiting the students" [syn: exploit]
- Rhymes: -ɜː(r)k
- To make someone work too hard.
- To work too hard.
to work too hard
- Polish: przepracowywać się
- excessive work
- 1878: Phosphorus in functional disorders of the nervous system, induced by overwork and other influences incidental to modern life - Various disordered conditions consequent upon overwork, which are characteristic of modern civilisation.
- 1996: Wilkie Au, Urgings of the Heart: A Spirituality of Integration - When it comes to overwork, denial looms large.
- 2003: Ernie J Zelinski, Joy of Not Working: A Book for the Retired, Unemployed, and Overworked - The Japanese term for sudden death from overwork.
- Polish: przepracowanie
burden, busy, carry too far, do double duty, drive, elucubrate, exaggerate, exhaust, fag, go overboard, go to extremes, go too far, hit the ball, hustle, keep busy, know no bounds, lucubrate, oppress, overact, overburden, overcarry, overcarrying, overdevelop, overdo, overdoing, overdrive, overelaborate, overemphasis, overemphasize, overexercise, overexert, overexertion, overexpend, overexpenditure, overimportance, overindulge, overlabor, overload, overplay, overreaching, overreact, overreaction, overspend, overstrain, overstress, overstudy, overtask, overtax, overtaxing, overtrain, overuse, pass all bounds, pour it on, protest too much, scratch, slave, strain, supererogation, sweat, task, tax, work, work hard, work late, work overtime