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overtaxverb [T]

uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈtæks/  us   /ˌoʊ.vɚ-/
  • overtax verb [T] (DIFFICULTY)

to ​cause to ​feeltired or ​confused as a ​result of doing too much or doing something too ​difficult: Remember you've been ​ill, and don't overtax ​yourself. This ​problem is overtaxing my ​brain.
(Definition of overtax from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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overtaxverb [T]

uk   us   /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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