overstretch

US [ˌoʊvərˈstretʃ]
UK [ˌəʊvə(r)ˈstretʃ]
  • v.(使)勉强维持
  • Web过度伸长;过度扩张;过度牵张
Simple Present:overstretches  Present Participle:overstretching  Past Tense:overstretched  
overstretch
v.
1.
~ sb/sth/yourself
(使)勉强维持,硬撑着,超负荷运转to do more than you are capable of; to make sb/sth do more than they are capable of
This will overstretch the prison service's resources.
这将使监狱的资源不堪负荷。
Credit cards can tempt you to overstretch yourself(= spend more money than you can afford) .
信用卡能诱使你超额消费。

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