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  1. overheat

    • IPA[ˈōvərˌ(h)ēt]


    • v.
      make or become too hot;make too excited
    • verb: overheat, 3rd person present: overheats, gerund or present participle: overheating, past tense: overheated, past participle: overheated

    • 釋義


    • 1. make or become too hot her car started to overheat it's vital not to overheat the liquid
    • make too excited we don't want wild stories circulating, they only overheat things
    • 2. (of a country's economy) show marked inflation when increased demand results in rising prices rather than increased output lending rates could soar as the economy overheats credit expansion helped overheat the economy