overdraw


over·draw

verb \ˌō-vər-ˈdr\

: to withdraw more money from (an account) than is available

over·drew\-ˈdrü\over·drawn\-ˈdrn\over·draw·ing

Full Definition of OVERDRAW

transitive verb
1
:  to draw checks on (a bank account) for more than the balance <the account was overdrawn>
intransitive verb
:  to make an overdraft

Examples of OVERDRAW

  1. She overdrew her account by $100.
  2. <commentators have overdrawn the dangers of the sport in order to make it appear more exciting>

First Known Use of OVERDRAW

1734

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