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Overdrive  v. t. & v. i.  (past overdrove; past part. overdriven; pres. part. overdriving)  To drive too hard, or far, or beyond strength.

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"Overdrive" Quotes from Famous Books

... message-torp. It wasn't to be expected. It came in on a course that extended backward to somewhere near the Rift—where there used to be Huks—and for a very, very long way it had traveled as only message-torps do travel. It hopped half a light-year in overdrive, and came back to normality long enough for its photocells to inspect the star-filled universe all about. Then it hopped another half light-year, and so on. For a long, long time it traveled in ...
— A Matter of Importance • William Fitzgerald Jenkins

... the Comedie Humaine than the trail of hasty workmanship, the mark of being at so much a line. Strangely, the speed with which he wrote furnished him with a cause for boasting. More properly, it ought to have filled him with humiliation. Many litterateurs are compelled to drive and overdrive their pens. But, if they have the love of letters innate in them, it will go against the grain to send into the world their sentences without having had leisure to polish each and all. Examples have already been given of the short time spent over several books of the Comedy. There is no need to ...
— Balzac • Frederick Lawton

Words linked to "Overdrive" :   utilize, employ, high, activity, overwork, overuse, exploit, high gear, action, use, apply, utilise, activeness

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