обременять; перенапрягать; перегружать работой
- The production should achieve an improved balance between pit and stage during its three-night run, but one wonders if three consecutive nights might not overtax a few vocal chords by Sunday morning.
- GRAEME Souness's triple heart bypass and the reminder last week that former Wimbledon champion Arthur Ashe had undergone a similar operation have prompted the question: do athletes overtax their hearts?
- Fortunately the pond is only three feet deep at the most, so the rescue didn't overtax her capabilities."
- His friend fears the difficult work may overtax his weak brain.
- The new religion had to be seen to meet existing needs, and not to overtax the courage its converts would need to break with the religion of their ancestors.
- And then a great lurch and pit-pat pit-pat pat-pat-pat-pat-pat-pat-pat, racing until she wanted to hold it, rein it in, for this was surely worse, this would overtax the heart muscles, until it fell, exhausted, this was a race to death.
- "Just so that we don't overtax young Jimbo's powers of resistance."