Definition of 'overdrive'
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It strikes when the immune system goes into overdrive trying to heal injury or infection - and can be deadly. The Sun (2016)And he was quickly into overdrive in yesterday 's final round to leave his rivals trailing in his slipstream. The Sun (2016)If the brain tells the nervous system that it has to cope with excessive demand, the sympathetic nervous system switches into overdrive. POSITIVE THINKING: Everything you have always known about positive thinking but were afraid to put into practice (2001)The hardest part is definitely being in a minority opinion, then having to work on overdrive trying to persuade others to your way of thinking. Times, Sunday Times (2010)His forte is that he can dismiss inferior opponents without engaging overdrive, the gear that does so much to dim the appetite for future struggles. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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