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overwork

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈəʊvəwɜːk/ US   /ˈoʊvɚwɝːk/
HR the act of working too hard or too much: Stress and overwork are blamed for high levels of absenteeism.
Translations of “overwork”
in Spanish trabajo excesivo…
in Korean 과로…
in Arabic إرهاق…
in Portuguese excesso de trabalho…
in French surmenage…
in German die Überarbeitung…
in Catalan excés de feina…
in Japanese 過労…
in Italian troppo lavoro…
in Chinese (Traditional) 工作過度的, 過分勞累的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 工作过度的, 过分劳累的…
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