Definition of overwork in English:


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Pronunciation: /əʊvəˈwəːk


[with object] (often as adjective overworked)


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  • Excessive work: his health broke down under the strain of overwork
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    • Men suffering from overwork, tiredness and stress are less likely ‘to share family meals, to read, play and help children with homework, and to be involved in recreational activities or to do the shopping’.
    • Independent research indicates that they live in extreme poverty and suffer stress and exhaustion from overwork and forced overtime.
    • All the muscles in her tiny body seemed to hurt; whether from overwork or fatigue she couldn't decipher.

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