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OVERDRIVE (overdriven, overdrove)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does overdrive mean? 

OVERDRIVE (noun)
  The noun OVERDRIVE has 2 senses:

1. the state of high or excessive activity or productivity or concentration
2. a high gear used at high speeds to maintain the driving speed with less output power

  Familiarity information: OVERDRIVE used as a noun is rare.


OVERDRIVE (verb)
  The verb OVERDRIVE has 2 senses:

1. drive or work too hard
2. make use of too often or too extensively

  Familiarity information: OVERDRIVE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OVERDRIVE (noun)


Sense 1overdrive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The state of high or excessive activity or productivity or concentration

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Context examples:

Troops are ready to go into overdrive as soon as the signal is given / Melissa's brain was in overdrive

Hypernyms ("overdrive" is a kind of...):

action; activeness; activity (the state of being active)


Sense 2overdrive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A high gear used at high speeds to maintain the driving speed with less output power

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("overdrive" is a kind of...):

high; high gear (a forward gear with a gear ratio that gives the greatest vehicle velocity for a given engine speed)


OVERDRIVE (verb)


Sense 1overdrive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Drive or work too hard

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context examples:

The teacher is overworking his students / Overdriving people often suffer stress

Hypernyms (to "overdrive" is one way to...):

exploit; overwork (work excessively hard)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2overdrive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make use of too often or too extensively

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Synonyms:

overuse; overdrive

Hypernyms (to "overdrive" is one way to...):

apply; employ; use; utilise; utilize (put into service; make work or employ (something) for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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