Definition of Overtask

1. v. t. To task too heavily.



Definition of Overtask

1. Verb. To task too heavily, to give someone or something to many tasks; overburden ¹

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Definition of Overtask

1. to task too severely [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overtask

overtake
overtaken
overtakes
overtaking
overtalk
overtalkative
overtalked
overtalking
overtalks
overtame
overtan
overtanned
overtanning
overtans
overtart
overtask (current term)
overtasked
overtasking
overtasks
overtaught
overtax
overtaxation
overtaxations
overtaxed
overtaxes
overtaxing
overteach
overteaches
overteaching
overtedious

Literary usage of Overtask

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1. Culture demanded by modern life by Edward Livingston Youmans (1897)
"And so, when we impose on the intellects of boys, at the same tender age, a burden like that of the grammar of the Latin or the Greek language, we overtask ..."

2. The Plough, the Loom, and the Anvil (1855)
"The more diluted our food, provided we do not overtask the energies of the intestinal canal, in the conveyance of it to its destination, the better for the ..."

3. Clinical lectures on the principles and practice of medicine by John Hughes Bennett (1858)
"Nothing is more common than dyspepsia among literary men who overtask the mental faculties ; among young persons of very excitable minds ; and among ..."

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