overheat - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive/transitive] 

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/ˌəʊvə(r)ˈhiːt/
present tense
I/you/we/theyoverheat
he/she/itoverheats
present participleoverheating
past tenseoverheated
past participleoverheated
  1. 1
    to become too hot, or to make something too hot, sometimes causing damage

    The engine started to overheat.

  2. 2
    economics a country’s economy overheats when it grows too fast, causing prices to rise in an uncontrolled way