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overwork

verb [I or T] uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈwɜːk/ us    /ˌoʊ.vɚˈwɝːk/
to (cause someone to) work too much: You look exhausted - I hope they're not overworking you.Work, working and the workplaceWorking hours and periods of work

overwork

noun [U] uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈwɜːk/ us    /ˌoʊ.vɚˈwɝːk/
doing too much work: He got sick through overwork.Employment status and types of workAnxiety and worry - general wordsFear and phobiasWork, working and the workplaceWorking hours and periods of work
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