Definition of Overteach

1. Verb. (transitive intransitive) To teach too much. ¹



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Definition of Overteach

1. [v -TAUGHT, -TEACHING, -TEACHES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overteach

overtanned
overtanning
overtans
overtart
overtask
overtasked
overtasking
overtasks
overtaught
overtax
overtaxation
overtaxations
overtaxed
overtaxes
overtaxing
overteach (current term)
overteaches
overteaching
overtedious
overteem
overteems
overtempt
overtempted
overtempting
overtempts
overtest
overtested
overtesting
overtests
overtheorize

Literary usage of Overteach

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1. The Family Circle: Its Affections and Pleasures by Hiram Atwill Graves (1844)
"We overrule, and overteach, We curb and \ve confine ; And put the heart to school too soon, To learn our narrow line. ..."

2. Deeper Reading: Comprehending Challenging Texts, 4-12 by Kelly Gallagher (2004)
"When we overteach, we risk two things: The literature may get lost. When we break down everything in the novel for the students to consider, their reading ..."

3. English Men of Science: Their Nature and Nurture by Sir Francis Galton (1895)
"... a few congenial and useful things very thoroughly, to encourage curiosity concerning as wide a range of subjects as possible, and not to overteach. ..."

4. The Works and Life of Walter Bagehot by Walter Bagehot, Mrs Russell Barrington (1915)
"to build new lecture-rooms—to overteach a few pupils—to try, and fail, to induce mankind at large to search and seek for universal knowledge? ..."

5. The Principles and Practice of Teaching and Class Management by Joseph Landon (1899)
"In dealing with what children know, care must be taken not to overteach a point. The teacher has decided, say, ..."

6. The poetical works of miss Landon by L. E. L. (Letitia Elizabeth Landon) (1839)
"We overrule, and overteach, We curb and we confine, And put the heart to school too soon, To learn our narrow line. No ; only taught by love to love, ..."

7. Labor, Capital and the Public: A Discussion of the Relations Between by Public Policy, Chicago (1905)
"It is to inflict misfortune to overteach, overtrain, overwork any youth. To do so simply teaches the boy to be discontented with his environment and ..."

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