verb (-spent; -spending) Date: circa 1618 transitive verb 1. to spend or use to excess ; exhaust 2. to exceed in expenditure intransitive verb to spend beyond one's means • overspender noun

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  • overspend — o‧ver‧spend [ˌoʊvəˈspend ǁ ˌoʊvər ] verb overspent PTandPP [ ˈspent] [intransitive] to spend more than you can afford or more than you intended: overspend by • Health authorities, which overspent by more than £300 million last year, must balance… …   Financial and business terms

  • overspend — index dissipate (expend foolishly), overdraw Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • overspend — (v.) 1610s, to wear out, from OVER (Cf. over) + SPEND (Cf. spend). Meaning to spend more than is necessary is attested from 1857. Related: Overspent; overspending …   Etymology dictionary

  • overspend — ► VERB (past and past part. overspent) ▪ spend too much …   English terms dictionary

  • overspend — [ō΄vər spend′, ō′vər spend΄] vt. overspent, overspending 1. Rare to use till worn out; exhaust 2. to spend more than vi. to spend more than one can afford …   English World dictionary

  • overspend — overspends, overspending, overspent (The verb is pronounced [[t]o͟ʊvə(r)spe̱nd[/t]]. The noun is pronounced [[t]o͟ʊvə(r)spend[/t]].) 1) VERB If you overspend, you spend more money than you can afford to. [V on n] Don t overspend on your home and… …   English dictionary

  • overspend — verb past tense and past participle overspent, (I) to spend more money than you can afford: Credit cards have encouraged people to overspend. overspend noun (C): an overspend of 200,000 …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • overspend — o|ver|spend [ˌəuvəˈspend US ˌouvər ] v past tense and past participle overspent [ ˈspent] [I and T] to spend more money than you can afford ▪ The hospital has overspent its budget by £70,000. >overspend [ˈəuvəspend US ˈouvər ] n ▪ an overspend …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • overspend — I UK [ˌəʊvə(r)ˈspend] / US [ˌoʊvərˈspend] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms overspend : present tense I/you/we/they overspend he/she/it overspends present participle overspending past tense overspent UK [ˌəʊvə(r)ˈspent] / US… …   English dictionary

  • overspend — /oh veuhr spend /, v., overspent, overspending. v.i. 1. to spend more than one can afford: Receiving a small inheritance, she began to overspend alarmingly. v.t. 2. to spend in excess of: He was overspending his yearly salary by several thousand… …   Universalium

  • overspend — verb To spend too much money; especially, to spend more than one earns. To get out of debt, first keep a budget and be careful not to overspend …   Wiktionary

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