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American English: /ˌoʊvərˈstrɛtʃ/
British English: /əʊvəˈstrɛtʃ/

transitive verb

  • the sales staff are overstretched
    los vendedores están trabajando al máximo
    the already overstretched education system … the epidemic overstretched the country's medical system
    la epidemia realmente puso a prueba el sistema de salud pública del país
    Example sentences
    • Cats from their own county already overstretch both these facilities.
    • Facilities that were already underfunded and overstretched are now at breaking point.
    • The dilapidated facilities and overstretched editorial staff prove how illusory this prediction was.
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