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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.
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