overburden Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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overburdenverb [T often passive]

uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈbɜː.dən/  us   /ˌoʊ.vɚˈbɝː-/
to make someone or something ​work too hard or ​carry, ​contain, or ​deal with too much: Insurance ​companies are already overburdened withsimilarclaims. Now 5,000 new ​children will be ​attending the district's already overburdened ​schoolsystem.
(Definition of overburden from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “overburden”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使不堪重负, 使负担过重, 使装载过多…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使不堪重負, 使負擔過重, 使裝載過多…
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