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  1. overdrive

    • IPA[ˈōvərˌdrīv]

    美式

    • n.
      a gear in a motor vehicle providing a gear ratio higher than that of direct drive (the usual top gear), so that the engine speed can be reduced at high road speeds to lessen fuel consumption or to allow further acceleration.;a function or setting that permits the exceeding of some normal operating level in a piece of equipment, especially the amplifier of an electric guitar.
    • v.
      give (an electric guitar) a distorted sound;drive or work to exhaustion
    • verb: overdrive, 3rd person present: overdrives, gerund or present participle: overdriving, past tense: overdrove, past participle: overdriven

    • noun: overdrive, plural noun: overdrives

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. a gear in a motor vehicle providing a gear ratio higher than that of direct drive (the usual top gear), so that the engine speed can be reduced at high road speeds to lessen fuel consumption or to allow further acceleration.
    • a function or setting that permits the exceeding of some normal operating level in a piece of equipment, especially the amplifier of an electric guitar.
    • 2. a state of great or excessive activity the city's worried public relations group went into overdrive

    動詞

    • 1. give (an electric guitar) a distorted sound cranking the volume up results in overdriving the bass
    • 2. drive or work to exhaustion he says he did not overdrive the horses
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    • IPA[ˈəʊvədrʌɪv]

    英式

    • n.
      a gear in a motor vehicle providing a gear ratio higher than that of direct drive (the usual ...
    • v.
      give (an electric guitar) a distorted sound: cranking the volume up results in overdriving the bass

    Oxford Dictionary