verb \ˌō-vər-ˈspend\

: to spend more than the planned or proper amount of money

over·spent \-ˈspent\ over·spend·ing

Full Definition of OVERSPEND

transitive verb
:  to spend or use to excess :  exhaust
:  to exceed in expenditure
intransitive verb
:  to spend beyond one's means
over·spend·er noun

Examples of OVERSPEND

  1. The studio clearly overspent on marketing, and the movie was still a flop.

First Known Use of OVERSPEND

circa 1618


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