Meaning of overtask in English:


Pronunciation /ˌəʊvəˈtɑːsk/


[with object]
  • Impose too much work on.

    ‘he was in danger of overtasking the officers’
    • ‘Nobody knows what the weariness of instruction is, as soon as the teacher's faculties begin to be overtasked, but those who have tried it.’
    • ‘On the other hand, each member must let the group know when his elements are getting overtasked.’
    • ‘‘I have not had the courage to apply for the Owen's professorship; the fact is I do not feel it would be good for me to overtask my brain’.’
    • ‘Return to ‘the basics’ whenever you're busy, behind, or overtasked.’
    • ‘Being the new guy, I had found it easy to become overtasked.’
    overtax, overwork, overburden, overextend, overreach, overtask, make too many demands on, run oneself into the ground, work oneself into the ground, exert excessively, drive too far, exert to the limit, push to the limit