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English noun: overwork

1. overwork (act) the act of working too much or too long

SamplesHe became ill from overwork.


Broader (hypernym)labor, labour, toil

English verb: overwork

1. overwork (creation) use too much

SamplesThis play has been overworked.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)process, work, work on

2. overwork (social) work excessively hard

SamplesHe is exploiting the students.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)put to work, work

Narrower (hyponym)overdrive

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