overtax

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v overtax tax excessively "Don't overtax my constituents!"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Overtax To tax or to task too heavily; as, a job that overtaxed his physical energies.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • overtax To tax too heavily or oppressively; hence, to exact too much from in any way.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Overtax ō-vėr-taks′ to tax overmuch.
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Usage

In literature:

He was fighting desperately, his super mech's strength overtaxed.
"Second Sight" by Basil Eugene Wells
Henry, anxious lest his father should overtax his strength, sat at the foot of the bed.
"Changing Winds" by St. John G. Ervine
Her poor little overtaxed brain was in a whirl.
"Mlle. Fouchette" by Charles Theodore Murray
His heart was yielding, overtaxed from this strain; and I think there at the last, he realized it.
"Astounding Stories, March, 1931" by Various
She's been overtaxed with so much excitement and sorrow.
"A Prairie Infanta" by Eva Wilder Brodhead
Her breakdown had been caused as much by her mental turmoil as by her overtaxing duties.
"Money Magic" by Hamlin Garland
When he had waited a moment he began to fear that he had overtaxed her strength too far, and that she might have fainted.
"A Manifest Destiny" by Julia Magruder
Overtaxed heart, kidneys and liver are inevitable results of too much food.
"How to Analyze People on Sight" by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
These publicans are all the time overtaxing the people.
"Men of the Bible" by Dwight Moody
Tom-all-alone's might overtax the nervous system of a neophyte.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
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In poetry:

In which class are you? Are you easing the load,
Of overtaxed lifters, who toil down the road?
Or are you a leaner, who lets others share
Your portion of labor, and worry and care?
"Which Are You?" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In news:

The Georgia Real Estate Appraisers Board voted Monday to revoke Donald Johnson's professional appraiser 's license, creating fresh ammunition for critics who contend that Fulton systematically overtaxes homeowners through overstated values.
With health care now one of America's most controversial topics, the increase in substance abuse among aging baby boomers and the treatment needed to help them cope is sure to fall on an already overtaxed system.
An overtaxed foil wrapper was straining to contain an overflow of ingredients.
Severe crowding can overtax emergency physicians and is linked to poorer outcomes.
Overtaxed' is a subjective term.
Peter Nicks crafts a composite day-in-the-life of an Oakland hospital's overtaxed emergency room.
Two fires on Tuesday resulted from old wiring becoming overtaxed by space heaters, Capt.
On July 14, 1789, violence broke out in France when overtaxed, angry Parisians stormed the Bastille prison.
Hopefully, the plan to open a new location near Bobbie's Dairy Dip on the West Side won't overtax Nuvo Burrito .
Investors are dumping stocks as they turn their focus to a world of problems now that the election is over—tax increases and spending cuts that could stall the nation's recovery and a deepening recession in Europe.
The population of the Shatila Palestinian camp on the outskirts of Beirut has nearly doubled to 25,000 since the start of the Syrian conflict, further straining the overtaxed enclave.
The first deception is that wealthy people are overtaxed and if we just lowered their taxes lots of jobs would be produced.
Being a patient can be a royal pain, with a fragmented and overtaxed medical system requiring a lot more responsibility on everyone's part.
Concerned corporation offers to sell its power back into the overtaxed Western electrical grid, taking the pressure off the system.
Up to 60 percent of the property in the United States could be overtaxed.
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In science:

An upper limit of 10-15 hours per week in time spent on communicating and writing test code will be set, so that the researcher is not overtaxing the capacity of the project and is behaving in line with the average time commitment of OSS project participants .
Introducing Automated Regression Testing in Open Source Projects
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