AskDefine | Define overstrain

Dictionary Definition

overstrain n : too much strain v : strain excessively; "He overextended himself when he accepted the additional assignment" [syn: overextend]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. subject to an excessive demand on strength, resources, or abilities


subject to an excessive demand
  • Hungarian: túlfeszít
  • Swedish: överanstränga

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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