v.tr. & refl. exert too much.
overexertion n.

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exert (oneself) excessively and go beyond one's strength

don't overexert yourself when exercising!

Derivationally related forms: ↑overexertion
Hypernyms: ↑exert
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s somebody

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overexert yourself
overdo it, overstrain yourself, overtax yourself, overtire yourself, overwork, strain yourself, wear yourself out, drive yourself too hard, work too hard, run yourself into the ground, fatigue, work yourself to death, push yourself too hard
COLLOQ. burn the candle at both ends, knock yourself out
idle, laze

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\\| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷\ transitive verb
: to exert too much

don't overexert yourself

: to exert oneself to excess

whenever he overexerted or was upset — William Humphrey

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overexertedly, adv.overexertion, n.
/oh'veuhr ig zerrt"/, v.t.
to exert excessively.
[1840-50; OVER- + EXERT]

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overexertˈ (↑exert) vt(5)
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Main Entry:over-

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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