HyperDic: overdrive

English > 4 senses of the word overdrive:
NOUNstateoverdrivethe state of high or excessive activity or productivity or concentration
artifactoverdrivea high gear used at high speeds to maintain the driving speed with less output power
VERBsocialoverdrivedrive or work too hard
consumptionoverdrive, overusemake use of too often or too extensively
overdrive > pronunciation
Soundsow'verdray.v
Rhymesalive ... thrive: 23 rhymes with ayv...
English > overdrive: 4 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe state of high or excessive activity or productivity or concentration.
Examples
  • "Troops are ready to go into overdrive as soon as the signal is given"
  • "Melissa's brain was in overdrive"
Broaderaction, activity, activenessThe state of being active
Verbsoverdrivedrive or work too hard
English > overdrive: 4 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA high gear used at high speeds to maintain the driving speed with less output power.
Broaderhigh gear, highA forward gear with a gear ratio that gives the greatest vehicle velocity for a given engine speed
Spanishsobremarcha, superdirecta
Catalanmultiplicador de velocitat, sobremarxa
English > overdrive: 4 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningDrive or work too hard.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Broaderoverwork, exploitWork excessively hard
Nounsoverdrivethe state of high or excessive activity or productivity or concentration
English > overdrive: 4 senses > verb 2, consumption
Meaningmake use of too often or too extensively.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymoveruse
Broaderuse, utilize, utilise, apply, employput into service
Spanishusar

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