[verb oh-ver-yooz; noun oh-ver-yoos] /verb ˌoʊ vərˈyuz; noun ˈoʊ vərˈyus/

verb (used with object), overused, overusing.
to too much or too often:
to overuse an expression.
excessive :
to strain one’s voice through overuse.

also over-use, 1862, from over- + use (n.).


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