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"overheat" in British English

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overheatverb

uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈhiːt/  us   /ˌoʊ.vɚˈhiːt/
  • overheat verb (TEMPERATURE)

[I or T] to (​cause to) ​becomehotter than ​necessary or ​wanted: I ​think the ​engine is overheating. It isn't ​healthy to overheat ​yourhouse.
(Definition of overheat from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"overheat" in Business English

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overheatverb [I]

uk   us   /ˌəʊvəˈhiːt/
ECONOMICS, FINANCE if an ​economy or ​market overheats, it ​grows too quickly, causing ​inflation and other problems: Excessive ​liquidity is causing the ​economy to overheat. The ​propertymarket has overheated dramatically in the past 12 months.
(Definition of overheat from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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