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English definition of “overtax”

overtax

verb [T]     /ˌəʊvəˈtæks/
TAX to demand too much tax from someone or to put too much tax on goods : "We overtax the poor ," the Senator claimed . Food and clothing should not be overtaxed.
to make people , a system , a machine , etc. do more than they can do: Filling so many jobs at once would overtax the department .
(Definition of overtax verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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