AskDefine | Define overtax

Dictionary Definition

overtax v : tax excessively; "Don't overtax my constituents!"

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Verb

  1. To tax to an excessive degree
  2. To overburden
    The overtaxed shaft snapped.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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