over-work[ verb oh-ver-wurk; noun oh-ver-wurk ]SEE DEFINITION OF over-work
Synonyms for over-work
- be intemperate
- bite off too much
- do to death
- drive oneself
- go overboard
- go too far
- lay it on
- make federal case
- not know when to stop
- pile on
- run into the ground
- run riot
- strain oneself
- talk big
- wear down
- wear oneself out
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OVER-WORK
He never ill-used a servant either by bad language or by over-work.
If the trouble has been brought about by over-work and worry, complete rest will often be needed.
"It's over-work," the present one said, his eyes on the rows of figures.
He had a severe illness, caused, it was thought, by over-work.
“Tom, you are morbid from over-work at the mines,” began Anne.
Industry is not a virtue in itself; over-work is blameworthy.
How much more careful you should be not to over-work the mother of your children.
You are careful, very careful, not to over-work your horses.
He died in London in 1804 of brain-fever resulting from over-work.
They showed no signs of over-work, or under-feeding, or disease.