Meaning of “overwork” in the English Dictionary

"overwork" in American English

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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.
noun [ U ] us /ˈoʊ·vərˌwɜrk/

Her headaches are likely caused by overwork.
adjective us /ˌoʊ·vərˈwɜrkt/

I feel overworked and underpaid.

(Definition of “overwork” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"overwork" in Business English

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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.

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)