Definition of 'overburden'
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Neither are exactly overburdened with debt. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is also overburdened with debt. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I'M astounded that councils stand to lose hundreds of millions but we are warned losses may be recovered from already overburdened council taxpayers. The Sun (2008)For example, remedies were sought for the by now manifestly apparent shortcomings of an overburdened legal system. The Politics of Redress - crime, punishment and penal abolition (1989)City critics say the chain is overburdened with debt, has failed to spend enough on its stores and regular discounting has damaged the brand. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Friends have moved away, got married and so on and she feels overburdened at work at times and says she thinks about handing in her notice. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The latter had little choice but to give responsibility for labor relations to already overburdened personnel officers, budget officers, or executive assistants. Human Resource Management in Government (1995)
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Used Occasionally. overburden is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Definition of overburden from the Collins English Dictionary
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