Overpaying
Overpay O`ver*pay", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overpaid}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overpaying}.] 1. To pay too much to; to reward too highly. [1913 Webster]

2. To pay too much for; as, to overpay the loan balance. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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