verb (used with object)
to subject to excessive stress or strain.
Mechanics. to stress (a metal or other body) to the point of deformation.

1915–20; over- + stress

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People seems to overstress and started debating such issues then constraining
  people's lifestyles with policy and regulations.
The film is careful not to overstress the symbolic value of any of this, and so
  on the simple storytelling level, it works.
Do not overstress on your joints and try to distribute the load.
If you exceed this airspeed, you can overstress the wings.
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