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over- +‎ ply


overply (third-person singular simple present overplies, present participle overplying, simple past and past participle overplied)

  1. (transitive) To ply to excess; to exert with too much vigour; to overwork.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for overply in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)