overstrain

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overstrain (third-person singular simple present overstrains, present participle overstraining, simple past and past participle overstrained)

  1. To subject to an excessive demand on strength, resources, or abilities
    • 1945, George Orwell, Animal Farm, chapter 6
      Clover warned him sometimes to be careful not to overstrain himself, but Boxer would never listen to her.

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