Overdraw
Overdraw O`ver*draw", v. t. [imp. {Overdrew}; p. p. {Overdrawn}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overdrawing}.] 1. To exaggerate; to overdo. [1913 Webster]

2. (Banking) To make drafts upon or against, in excess of the proper amount or limit; to draw more than the balance in one's account. [1913 Webster +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • overdraw — over·draw /ˌō vər drȯ/ vb drew / drü/, drawn, / drȯn/, draw·ing vt: to draw checks on (a bank account) for more than the balance vi: to make an overdraft Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster …   Law dictionary

  • overdraw — (v.) 1734, in banking sense, from OVER (Cf. over) + DRAW (Cf. draw) (v.). Related: Overdrawn; overdrawing …   Etymology dictionary

  • overdraw — [ō΄vər drô′, ō′vər drô΄] vt. overdrew, overdrawn, overdrawing 1. to spoil the effect of by exaggeration; overdo 2. to draw on in excess of the amount credited to the drawer 3. to draw (a bow, etc.) too far …   English World dictionary

  • overdraw — overdrawn o‧ver‧drawn [ˌəʊvəˈdrɔːn◂ ǁ ˌoʊvərˈdrɒːn◂] adjective be/​go overdrawn BANKING to be in or to get into a situation where you owe the bank money on an overdraft: • You are entitled to free banking, even when your account is overdrawn.… …   Financial and business terms

  • overdraw — /oh veuhr draw /, v., overdrew, overdrawn, overdrawing. v.t. 1. to draw upon (an account, allowance, etc.) in excess of the balance standing to one s credit or at one s disposal: It was the first time he had ever overdrawn his account. 2. to… …   Universalium

  • overdraw — 1. verb To withdraw more money from an account than there is credit; to make an overdraft 2. noun a) Commonly described in graphics technical terms as the process by which during the …   Wiktionary

  • overdraw — verb Overdraw is used with these nouns as the object: ↑account …   Collocations dictionary

  • overdraw — o•ver•draw [[t]ˌoʊ vərˈdrɔ[/t]] v. drew, drawn, draw•ing 1) to draw upon (an account, allowance, etc.) in excess of the balance standing to one s credit or at one s disposal 2) to strain, as a bow, by drawing too far 3) to exaggerate in depicting …   From formal English to slang

  • overdraw — [c]/oʊvəˈdrɔ / (say ohvuh draw) verb (overdrew, overdrawn, overdrawing) –verb (t) 1. to draw upon (an account, allowance, etc.) in excess of the balance standing to one s credit or at one s disposal. 2. to draw too far; strain, as a bow, by… …   Australian English dictionary

  • overdraw — v. (past drew; past part. drawn) 1 tr. a draw a sum of money in excess of the amount credited to (one s bank account). b (as overdrawn adj.) having overdrawn one s account. 2 intr. overdraw one s account. 3 tr. exaggerate in describing or… …   Useful english dictionary

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