how to pronounce overdrive


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The above transcription of overdrive is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association. You can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

overdrive is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of overdrive in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… need to go into overdrive on training …”

meanings of overdrive


  1. A state of heightened activity.
  2. A gear, on an automobile, higher than the normal top gear.


  1. To drive too hard, or far, or beyond strength.

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