[verb oh-ver-bur-dn; noun oh-ver-bur-dn] /verb ˌoʊ vərˈbɜr dn; noun ˈoʊ vərˌbɜr dn/
verb (used with object)
to load with too great a ; overload:
He was overburdened with cares.
an excessive burden.
Also called burden, capping. Mining. waste earth and rock covering a mineral deposit.
(transitive) to load with excessive weight, work, etc
an excessive burden or load
(geology) the sedimentary rock material that covers coal seams, mineral veins, etc
also over-burden, “to put too much weight on,” 1530s, from over- + burden (v.). Earliest uses are figurative. Related: Overburdened; overburdening.
[oh-ver-bur-dn-suh m] /ˈoʊ vərˈbɜr dn səm/ adjective 1. excessively .
[biz-ee] /ˈbɪz i/ adjective, busier, busiest. 1. actively and attentively engaged in work or a pastime: busy with her work. 2. not at leisure; otherwise engaged: He couldn’t see any visitors because he was busy. 3. full of or characterized by activity: a busy life. 4. (of a telephone line) in use by a party […]
[oh-ver-bahy] /ˌoʊ vərˈbaɪ/ verb (used with object), overbought, overbuying. 1. to purchase in excessive quantities. 2. Finance. to buy on margin in excess of one’s ability to provide added security in an emergency, as in a falling market. verb (used without object), overbought, overbuying. 3. to buy regardless of one’s needs or financial means.
[verb oh-ver-kawl, oh-ver-kawl; noun oh-ver-kawl] /verb ˌoʊ vərˈkɔl, ˈoʊ vərˌkɔl; noun ˈoʊ vərˌkɔl/ verb (used with or without object) 1. Cards. to make an overcall. noun 2. Cards. a bid higher than the previous bid. 3. Bridge. a bid on a higher level than, or in a higher ranking suit than, the previous bid of […]