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overuse

verb [T] uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈjuːz/  us   /ˌoʊ.vɚ-/
to use something too often or too much: I tend to overuse certain favourite expressions.

overuse

noun [U] uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈjuːs/  us   /ˌoʊ.vɚ-/
the fact that something is used too often or too much: The overuse of X-rays may be causing 250 deaths each year.
Translations of “overuse”
in Chinese (Traditional) 過度使用, 使用…太多, 濫用…
in Chinese (Simplified) 过度使用, 使用…太多, 滥用…
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