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verb as in abuse

verb as in ill-treat

verb as in overcharge

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To stay comfortable and prevent overtaxing the air conditioner, you need one that’s rated for the room size.

Another billion liters of untreated sewage is then discharged into pristine surface waters when storms overtax systems and facilities, leading to water contamination.

Exceeding that number doesn’t just squish the suspension, it will also overtax essential stuff like the cooling system and transmission, potentially causing a crash, rollover, or breakdown.

Experts warn the looming lack of medical professionals could make health care more expensive, less accessible and worse in quality as those remaining are asked to do more in an already overtaxed system.

This means that minorities are more likely to be overtaxed because they are more likely to own low-priced homes.

I have allowed him to overtax himself until he is down, and mother and Polly are north at our cottage.

The Cerebral, lacking a large alimentary system, is not tempted to overload his stomach or overtax his vital organs.

Failure comes to those who grow weary in the struggle, and to those who overwork themselves and overtax their abilities.

Here, having at last come into the region of settlements, they agreed never again to overtax the dogs.

Order is heaven’s first law, and you should not overtax mediums; for no good Spirit will answer, after their guardians say ‘done.


On this page you'll find 340 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to overtax, such as: misuse, squander, dissipate, exhaust, mishandle, and overburden.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.