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English noun: overburden

1. overburden (object) the surface soil that must be moved away to get at coal seams and mineral deposits

Broader (hypernym)ground, land, soil

2. overburden (artifact) an excessive burden


Broader (hypernym)burden, load, loading

English verb: overburden

1. overburden (communication) burden with too much work or responsibility

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

Broader (hypernym)burden, charge, saddle

2. overburden (contact) load with excessive weight

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)burden, burthen, weight, weight down

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