verb. place special or excessive emphasis on.
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.