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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


Synonymsoveruse


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


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









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