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overtrain Syllabification: o·ver·train
Pronunciation: /ˌōvərˈtrān/

Definition of overtrain in English:


(With reference to an athlete) train or cause to train too hard or for too long.
Example sentences
  • In an environment where Lenny is so willing to push the envelope and train hard, we can rein in that overtraining a little bit.
  • Perhaps you're trying so hard to make progress that you're overtraining.
  • When we say don't overtrain, we don't mean you can't work hard.

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