Definition of overwork:
- To decorate all over.
- To fill too full of work; to crowd with labor.
- To work beyond the strength; to cause to labor too much or too long; to tire excessively; as, to overwork a horse.
- To work too much, or beyond one's strength.
- Work in excess of the usual or stipulated time or quantity; extra work; also, excessive labor.
The new chief of staff did all that was possible to remedy this disorder; and the soldiers had just begun to feel the good effects of his presence, when he fell sick from overwork and fatigue, and died before being able, according to the Emperor's expression, to " make up for lost time."- "The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte", Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton.
But it was not overwork that told on him; it was the lying awake of nights striving to find a way out of his predicament without losing the respect of all these friends, especially that of one whom he admired so deeply.- "The Sherrods", George Barr McCutcheon.
- "Greener Than You Think", Ward Moore.