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Verb: overdrive (overdrove,overdriven)  'ow-vu(r),drIv
  1. Drive or work too hard
    "Overdriving people often suffer stress"
     
  2. Make use of too often or too extensively
    - overuse, overutilize, overutilise [Brit]
Noun: overdrive  'ow-vu(r),drIv
  1. The state of high or excessive activity or productivity or concentration
    "Troops are ready to go into overdrive as soon as the signal is given"; "Melissa's brain was in overdrive"
     
  2. A high gear used at high speeds to maintain the driving speed with less output power

Derived forms: overdriven, overdrives, overdrove, overdriving

Type of: action, activeness, activity, apply, employ, exploit, high, high gear, overwork, use, utilise [Brit], utilize

Encyclopedia: Overdrive