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Definition of Overwork


  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.
  3. To decorate all over.
  4. To work too much, or beyond one's strength.
  5. Work in excess of the usual or stipulated time or quantity; extra work; also, excessive labor.

Overwork Quotations

We often hear of people breaking down from overwork, but in nine out of ten they are really suffering from worry or anxiety.
John Lubbock

It can kind of screw up things if you're trying to overwork something.
Jeff Bridges

I believe in work, hard work, and long hours of work. Men do not breakdown from overwork, but from worry and dissipation.
Charles Evans Hughes

Underneath our nice, friendly facades there is great unease. If I were to scratch below the surface of anyone I would find fear, pain, and anxiety running amok. We all have ways to cover them up. We overeat, over-drink, overwork; we watch too much television.
Joko Beck

Men do not die from overwork. They die from dissipation and worry.
Charles Evans Hughes
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Overwork Translations

overwork in Spanish is exceso de trabajo
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