English noun: overdrive
|1.||overdrive (state) the state of high or excessive activity or productivity or concentration|
|Samples||Troops 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|
|Samples||The teacher is overworking his students.|
Overdriving people often suffer stress.
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody|
|Broader (hypernym)||exploit, overwork|
|2.||overdrive (consumption) make use of too often or too extensively|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something|
|Broader (hypernym)||apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize|