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Overdrive

O`ver`drive´
v. t. & i.1.To drive too hard, or far, or beyond strength.
n.1.(Machinery) A gearing device which causes the drive shaft of an automobile or other machine to rotate at a speed greater than that of the engine crankshaft.
2.(Automotive) The gear setting of a motor vehicle at which the overdrive{1} is operative; as, cruising at 80 mph in overdrive.
3.A state of unusually intense activity; as, when they got their new supercomputer, their research kicked into overdrive; one look at her made his heart jump into overdrive; - used mostly of the activities of persons or groups.
Noun1.overdrive - the state of high or excessive activity or productivity or concentration; "Troops are ready to go into overdrive as soon as the signal is given"; "Melissa's brain was in overdrive"
2.overdrive - a high gear used at high speeds to maintain the driving speed with less output power
Verb1.overdrive - drive or work too hard; "The teacher is overworking his students"; "Overdriving people often suffer stress"
2.overdrive - make use of too often or too extensively
Synonyms: overuse
(processor)Overdrive - An Intel Pentium processor which fits into a socket designed to accomodate an Intel 486, or into a special upgrade socket on the motherboard.
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