Definition of overuse in English:

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Pronunciation: /əʊvəˈjuːz/
[with object]
Use too much: young children sometimes overuse ‘and’ in their writing
More example sentences
  • I want to know what checks there are in place to make sure people are not abusing or overusing those phones.
  • Humanity is overusing the Earth's resources by 20 per cent and by current trends, would need two planet Earth's by 2050 to live sustainably.
  • I disagree with the conclusion we're overusing the Reserves.


Pronunciation: /əʊvəˈjuːs/
[mass noun]
Excessive use: overuse of natural resources
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  • We have tried to reinfuse words like freedom and rights with the power they once had, but they have become too degraded by overuse.
  • The authors also question whether it is the best way to address overuse of the system.
  • And cellular carriers can insert fine print into their contracts to prevent network overuse.

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