Meaning of “overtax” in the English Dictionary

"overtax" in British English

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overtaxverb [ T ]

uk /ˌəʊ.vəˈtæks/ us /ˌoʊ.vɚˈtæks/

overtax verb [ T ] (DIFFICULTY)

to cause to feel tired 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)

"overtax" in Business English

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overtaxverb [ T ]

uk /ˌəʊvəˈtæks/ us

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)