Overdrawn
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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  • 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. overdraw verb …   Financial and business terms

  • overdrawn — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of a bank account) in a state in which the amount of money withdrawn exceeds the amount held. 2) having an overdrawn bank account …   English terms dictionary

  • overdrawn — index inflated (overestimated), past due Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • overdrawn — o|ver|drawn [ˌəuvəˈdro:n US ˌouvərˈdro:n] adj [not before noun] if you or your bank account is overdrawn, you have spent more than you had in your account and so you owe the bank money ▪ I try not to go overdrawn if possible. overdrawn by ▪ My… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • overdrawn — [[t]o͟ʊvə(r)drɔ͟ːn[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ If you are overdrawn or if your bank account is overdrawn, you have spent more money than you have in your account, and so you are in debt to the bank. Nick s bank sent him a letter saying he was …   English dictionary

  • overdrawn — o|ver|drawn [ ,ouvər drɔn ] adjective if you are overdrawn, or if your bank account is overdrawn, you owe your bank money that you have spent when there was no money in your account: I m overdrawn by more than $200 …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • overdrawn — UK [ˌəʊvə(r)ˈdrɔːn] / US [ˌoʊvərˈdrɔn] adjective if you are overdrawn, or if your bank account is overdrawn, you owe your bank money that you have spent when there was no money in your account I m overdrawn by more than £200 …   English dictionary

  • overdrawn — adjective Date: 1817 having an overdrawn account …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • overdrawn — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ go (BrE) ▪ I never like to go overdrawn if I can help it. ▪ remain (esp. BrE) ADVERB ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • Overdrawn —   An account or credit facility is said to have been overdrawn when the account holder has drawn below an agreed amount. This agreed amount may be a negative or positive amount (some funds may be used as collateral) …   International financial encyclopaedia

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