Exhaust (someone): walk at a pace that does not overtire you
More example sentences
- I visited her every day for at least a few hours each time, being careful not to overtire her.
- A 10-or 15-minute visit may seem short to you, but longer than that can overtire a patient, even when he seems to relish a long chat.
- The brunette hovered around her like a mother hen, watching carefully to ensure that she did not overtire herself, while the blonde hung back.
- Example sentences
- Once you have taken your seat on a train, safety is completely out of your hands, unless you are the overtired, underpaid person whose job it is to spot all the signals cleverly hidden in the overhead gear.
- Perhaps you're feeling overtired and overwrought after work, your boss has been shouting at you all day and you've got a date coming over for supper?
- I found this comparison amusing, comparing me to an overtired child since I really am nothing but a flailing infant pretending to be a grown up.
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