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English noun: overdrive

1. overdrive (state) the state of high or excessive activity or productivity or concentration

SamplesTroops are ready to go into overdrive as soon as the signal is given.
Melissa's brain was in overdrive.

Broader (hypernym)action, activeness, activity

2. overdrive (artifact) a high gear used at high speeds to maintain the driving speed with less output power

Broader (hypernym)high, high gear

English verb: overdrive

1. overdrive (social) drive or work too hard

SamplesThe teacher is overworking his students.
Overdriving people often suffer stress.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)exploit, overwork

2. overdrive (consumption) make use of too often or too extensively


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize

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