Definition of Overdrive

1. Noun. The state of high or excessive activity or productivity or concentration. "Melissa's brain was in overdrive"

Generic synonyms: Action, Activeness, Activity



2. Verb. Drive or work too hard. "Overdriving people often suffer stress"
Generic synonyms: Exploit, Overwork

3. Noun. A high gear used at high speeds to maintain the driving speed with less output power.
Generic synonyms: High, High Gear

4. Verb. Make use of too often or too extensively.
Exact synonyms: Overuse
Generic synonyms: Apply, Employ, Use, Utilise, Utilize
Derivative terms: Overuse

Definition of Overdrive

1. v. t. & i. To drive too hard, or far, or beyond strength.

Definition of Overdrive

1. Noun. (dated) A gear, on an automobile, higher than the normal top gear. ¹

2. Noun. A state of heightened activity. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To drive too hard, or far, or beyond strength. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overdrive

1. [v -DROVE, -DRIVEN, -DRIVING, -DRIVES]

Medical Definition of Overdrive

1. An electrophysiologic pacing technique to exceed the rate of an abnormal pacemaker and so capture the territory controlled by that pacemaker (usually atrial). (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Overdrive

overdreep
overdress
overdressed
overdresses
overdressing
overdrew
overdribble
overdribbled
overdribbles
overdribbling
overdried
overdries
overdrink
overdrinking
overdrinks
overdrive (current term)
overdriven
overdrives
overdriving
overdrove
overdrown
overdrowned
overdrowning
overdrowns
overdrunk
overdry
overdrying
overdub
overdubbed
overdubber

Literary usage of Overdrive

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Biotechnology: Ti-Plasmids and Other Plant Vectors: Bibliography January by Lara Wiggert (1995)
"We report that the function of overdrive does not depend on helical position with ... A synthetic 24- bp overdrive and a 12-bp region containing a fully ..."

2. Commentaries on the Law of Statutory Crimes: Including the Written Laws and by Joel Prentiss Bishop (1901)
"overdrive," — while more definite, is perhaps not sufficiently so to take it quite out of the same rule. But under the Minnesota statute it was adjudged ..."

3. Genesis by Hinckley Gilbert Thomas Mitchell (1909)
"If they overdrive them. Read, with the Samaritans and the Versions, if I overdrive them. Jacob gives only one of his reasons for declining Esau's offer. ..."

4. The Bible for Home & School by Shailer Mathews (1909)
"If they overdrive them. Read, with the Samaritans and the Versions, if I overdrive them. Jacob gives only one of his reasons for declining Esau's offer. ..."

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