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overburden

verb [T often passive] uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈbɜː.dən/  us   /ˌoʊ.vɚˈbɝː-/
to make someone or something work too hard or carry, contain, or deal with too much: Insurance companies are already overburdened with similar claims. Now 5,000 new children will be attending the district's already overburdened school system.
Translations of “overburden”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使不堪重負, 使負擔過重, 使裝載過多…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使不堪重负, 使负担过重, 使装载过多…
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