overdrive definition

  • noun:
    • A gearing apparatus of an automobile motor that decreases the power output necessary to maintain operating speed in a specific range by reducing kit proportion.
    • Informal a situation of heightened task or concentration: moved into overdrive toward the end of the semester.
    • A gear, on an automobile, more than the normal top gear.
    • A state of heightened task.
    • A gearing device which in turn causes the drive shaft of a vehicle or any other machine to turn at a speed more than that the motor crankshaft.
    • kit setting of a motor vehicle where the overdrive{1} is operative.
    • circumstances of unusually intense task; ; -- used mostly of this tasks of individuals or teams.
    • their state of high or exorbitant activity or efficiency or focus
    • a high equipment used at large rates to keep the driving speed with less result power
  • verb-transitive:
    • to-drive (a vehicle) past an acceptable limit or too much time.
    • To press (oneself) past an acceptable limit, like in the performance of jobs.
  • verb:
    • to operate a vehicle too hard, or far, or beyond strength.
    • to push way too hard, or far, or beyond power.
    • drive or work too hard
    • utilize too often or also thoroughly
  • others:
    • to operate a vehicle too hard; drive or work to fatigue.
    • To use to excess.

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