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o•ver•drive



Pronunciation: (
v.ō"vur-drīv';
n.ō'vur-drīv"),
[key]
v., -drove, -driv•en, -driv•ing,
n.


v.t.
1. to push or carry to excess; overwork.
2. to drive too hard.

n.
1. Mach., Auto.a device containing a gear set at such ratio and arrangement as to provide a drive shaft speed greater than the engine crankshaft speed.
2. Informal.an intense state of activity or productivity: The political campaign has shifted into overdrive.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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