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into overdrive

into a condition of hard work and effectiveness The staff went into overdrive, trying to get the software ready for release on Monday. There are times when you think this show is going to shift into overdrive, but it never does.
Usage notes: sometimes used in the form in overdrive: Law enforcement agencies are in overdrive preparing for the summit meeting.
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go into overdrive

to start working very hard, or to start doing something in an excited way With her exams only two weeks away, she's gone into overdrive and is studying ten hours a day. The tabloid press went into overdrive at the news that the princess was getting married again.
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The inaugural CGO Concept Design Challenge at CG Overdrive 2010 will see the best design used as concept artwork for the Live Modelling Challenge.
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Overdrive is a gear that increases an engine's power output by leveraging its horsepower, while reducing fuel consumption and engine wear.
The Pentium OverDrive processor, which has a list price of $499, will upgrade most 50MHz Intel SX2 and DX2 systems, as well as 25MHz Intel 486-based systems.
The core of LexisNexis Digital Library is a website created by OverDrive and customized for each law firm or organization.
Anki OVERDRIVE means so much more to us in that it not only represents the future of how we play but how these technologies can help enhance our daily lives.
The new deal provides library patrons the option of borrowing the e-book or buying the book if it is checked out, via OverDrive s buy it now feature via the patron s local library website.
The panellists include the senior editorial team of Overdrive, accompanied by industry experts, FIA GP2 racer Armaan Ebrahim, president of FMSCI, Vicky Chandok, and national motorcycling champion, Sarath Kumar.
OverDrive said that the company will participate in a seminar on digital reading and the industry standard EPUB e-Book format at the London Book Fair based on its entry into the UK market.
Available March 20, Sprint's 19(th) announced 4G-capable device is the next generation of the popular Overdrive mobile hotspot, with an increased number of shared users from five to eight, and a 45 percent larger LCD screen
Anki - pioneers of entertainment robotics - today announced Anki OVERDRIVE is launching in September 2015 in the U.
OverDrive is the world's leading provider of download media to libraries with more than 300,000 audio book, eBook, music, and video titles serving more than 10,000 library partners worldwide.
ABOUT OVERDRIVE OverDrive is a leading multichannel digital distributor of eBooks, digital audiobooks, music and video.
10 exclusively from Sprint, Overdrive is the nation's first 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot, allowing multiple Wi-Fi-enabled devices to share a connection to Sprint's 4G network
Trucking often has a negative image with other motorists," says Carolyn Mason, an Overdrive contributor who organizes the contests.