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English definition of “overburden”

overburden

verb [T often passive]     /ˌəʊ.vəˈbɜː.dən/ US  /ˌoʊ.vɚˈbɝː-/
to make someone or something work too hard or carry , contain , or deal with too much: Insurance companies are already overburdened with similar claims . Now 5,000 new children will be attending the district's already overburdened school system .Causing difficulties for oneself or others
(Definition of overburden verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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