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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 O·ver·work v. t. [imp. & p. p. Overworked or Overwrought p. pr. & vb. n. Overworking.]
 1. To work beyond the strength; to cause to labor too much or too long; to tire excessively; as, to overwork a horse.
 2. To fill too full of work; to crowd with labor.
    My days with toil are overwrought.   --Longfellow.
 3. To decorate all over.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 overworking
      n : the act working too much or too long; "he became ill from
          overwork" [syn: overwork]