Definition of overpress in English:

overpress

noun

  • Excessive pressure; an excessive burden.

verb

  • 1with object To overburden, overload. Now: specifically to expose (a vessel) to too great a force of wind by using too much sail.

  • 2with object To press or insist on (a point, etc.) unduly.

  • 3with object To put too much pressure on (a person); to overwork or overburden.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Edward Forbes (1815–1854), natural historian. From overpress<br>late Middle English (in an earlier sense). From over- + press.

Pronunciation

overpress

/ˈəʊvəprɛs/