1. overstress

verb. place special or excessive emphasis on.


  • amplify
  • exaggerate
  • magnify
  • hyperbolize
  • overdraw
  • hyperbolise
  • overemphasise
  • overemphasize


  • decrease
  • reduce
  • deposit
  • downplay

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Sentences with overstress

1. Verb, base form
Only lower to the point of mild stretching in your hamstrings; going too far down at first can overstress your low back.

2. Preposition or subordinating conjunction
Using a thatching rake by hand is a good way to ensure you don’t overstress your yard, as you can focus the rake tines where the thatch is particularly thick.