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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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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