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In a state of nervous excitement or anxiety
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“She explains that animation was used as a tool to dramatize the passionate, hysterical, overwrought and angry elements of teenagers' lives.”
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Intricately or elaborately decorated or detailed
“His account of his road trip has an endearingly amateurish quality-not least because of the author's penchant for mixed metaphors and overwrought prose.”
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Involving the use of exaggerated or flowery writing or language
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That has been described as greater or better than it actually is
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Feeling irritable, bad-tempered, or grumpy
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Potentially violent or dangerous, especially of a situation
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So colorful as to be in bad taste
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Feeling a sense of disgust or repulsion
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Past tense for to oppressively cause someone or something to do too much work
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“In Jerry's opinion, the government has to put up disciplinary measures against employers who abuse and overwork their staff.”
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Past tense for to work (oneself) overly hard
“We tend to overwork as a means of self-escape, as a way of trying to justify our existence.”
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Past tense for to drive or work to exhaustion
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“My mother was always afraid I would overwork myself with everything on my plate, but I never did.”
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Past tense for be dramatic
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Past tense for to apply great and continuous effort towards work, a task, or a goal
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Past tense for to treat someone badly, cruelly or unkindly
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Past tense for to pay someone less than the value of their work
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Past tense for dwell on
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Past tense for to damage, erode, or destroy by friction or use
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Past tense for to work hard and for long hours, especially till late at night or the early hours of the morning
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