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[verb oh-ver-drahyv; noun oh-ver-drahyv] /verb ˌoʊ vərˈdraɪv; noun ˈoʊ vərˌdraɪv/

verb (used with object), overdrove, overdriven, overdriving.
to push or carry to excess; overwork.
to drive too hard.
Machinery, Automotive. a device containing a gear set at such ratio and arrangement as to provide a drive shaft speed greater than the engine crankshaft speed.
Informal. an intense state of activity or productivity:
The political campaign has shifted into overdrive.
noun (ˈəʊvəˌdraɪv)
a very high gear in a motor vehicle used at high speeds to reduce wear and save fuel
in overdrive, in a state of intense activity
into overdrive, into a state of intense activity
verb (ˌəʊvəˈdraɪv) -drives, -driving, -drove, -driven
(transitive) to drive too hard or too far; overwork or overuse

“speed-increasing gear in an automobile,” 1929, from over- + drive (n.).

An Intel Pentium processor which fits into a socket designed to accomodate an Intel 486, or into a special upgrade socket on the motherboard.


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