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overtax

verb [T] uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈtæks/  us   /ˌoʊ.vɚ-/

overtax verb [T] (MONEY)

to demand too much tax from someone or to put too much tax on goods: I've been overtaxed this month. Food should not be overtaxed.

overtax verb [T] (DIFFICULTY)

to cause to feel tired or confused as a result of doing too much or doing something too difficult: Remember you've been ill, and don't overtax yourself. This problem is overtaxing my brain.
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