See also: överdriven

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Etymology edit

over- +‎ driven

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overdriven (comparative more overdriven, superlative most overdriven)

  1. Driven too hard, or beyond normal limits; exhausted.
    • 2007 February 18, Ben Ratliff, “Soft Balladry, Raw Angularity and Beats With Heavy Feet”, in New York Times[1]:
      Intertwining, staccato rhythmic patterns by overdriven guitars and basses — the kind of thing that makes rock critics say “angular” in their sleep — used to be merely a sign of semi-competence; now it’s a trademark post-punk device with 30 years of formidable history.

Norwegian Nynorsk edit

Etymology edit

From the verb overdriva (exaggerate).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈɔːʋɛrdriːʋɛn/

Adjective edit

overdriven (neuter overdrive, definite singular and plural overdrivne, comparative meir overdriven, superlative mest overdriven)

  1. exaggerated

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