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overtax (v.)

1640s, "to demand too much of," from over- + tax (v.). Meaning "to levy taxes beyond what is equitable or reasonable, to tax heavily or excessively" is by 1823. Related: Overtaxed; overtaxing.

updated on November 10, 2019

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Definitions of overtax from WordNet

overtax (v.)
tax excessively;
Don't overtax my constituents!
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