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overworkverb [I/T]

us   /ˌoʊ·vərˈwɜrk/
to work or make a person or animal work too hard or too long: [T] She overworks her staff.
overwork
noun [U] us   /ˈoʊ·vərˌwɜrk/
Her headaches are likely caused by overwork.
overworked
adjective us   /ˌoʊ·vərˈwɜrkt/
I feel overworked and underpaid.
(Definition of overwork from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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overworkverb [I or T]

uk   /ˌəʊvəˈwɜːk/ us  
HR to work too much or cause someone to work too much: The union says they are overworking us to the point where our health is affected. She had been overworking and needed a vacation.
overworked
adjective
Nurses feel overworked and underpaid. Overworked employees are taking more sick days.

overworknoun [U]

uk   /ˈəʊvəwɜːk/ us   /ˈoʊvɚwɝːk/
HR the act of working too hard or too much: Stress and overwork are blamed for high levels of absenteeism.
(Definition of overwork from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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