overwork definition, meaning - what is overwork in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “overwork”

See all translations

overwork

verb [I or T] uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈwɜːk/  us   /ˌoʊ.vɚˈwɝːk/
to (cause someone to) work too much: You look exhausted - I hope they're not overworking you.

overwork

noun [U] uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈwɜːk/  us   /ˌoʊ.vɚˈwɝːk/
doing too much work: He got sick through overwork.
Translations of “overwork”
in Arabic إرهاق…
in Korean 과로…
in Malaysian kerja terlalu kuat…
in French surmenage…
in Italian troppo lavoro…
in Chinese (Traditional) (使)勞累過度, (使)工作太累…
in Vietnamese sự làm việc quá sức…
in Spanish trabajo excesivo…
in Portuguese excesso de trabalho…
in Thai ทำงานมากไป…
in German die Überarbeitung…
in Catalan excés de feina…
in Japanese 過労…
in Indonesian bekerja terlalu keras…
in Chinese (Simplified) (使)劳累过度, (使)工作太累…
(Definition of overwork from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of overwork?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “overwork” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

paradox

a situation or statement that seems impossible or is difficult to understand because it contains two opposite facts or characteristics

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

plyscraper noun

May 18, 2015
a skyscraper made mainly from wood The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey timber structure this year, there are plans for Vancouver, and the talk is China could follow

Read More