One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Exhaust (someone)‘walk at a pace that does not overtire you’
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- ‘The brunette hovered around her like a mother hen, watching carefully to ensure that she did not overtire herself, while the blonde hung back.’
- ‘Instead of cleaning the house in a single day, spread the chores across several days to prevent the person from becoming overtired.’
- ‘A 10-or 15-minute visit may seem short to you, but longer than that can overtire a patient, even when he seems to relish a long chat.’
- ‘I visited her every day for at least a few hours each time, being careful not to overtire her.’
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