O·ver·drive v. t. & i. To drive too hard, or far, or beyond strength.
n 1: the state of high or excessive activity or productivity or
concentration; "Troops are ready to go into overdrive as
soon as the signal is given"; "Melissa's brain was in
2: a high gear used at high speeds to maintain the driving
speed with less output power
v 1: drive or work too hard; "The teacher is overworking his
students"; "Overdriving people often suffer stress"
2: make use of too often or too extensively [syn: overuse]
[also: overdrove, overdriven]