Definition of overclaim
1 : to claim too much of (something, such as an expense) Not shockingly, the most popular form of deceit is underreporting income, followed by overclaiming deductions.— Maurie Backman … handed back more than £70,000 of taxpayers' money after overclaiming on expenses …— Tim Shipman
2 : to make a false or exaggerated claim about (something) has a tendency to overclaim his accomplishments … allowed the researchers to, in effect, overclaim the significance of what they had found …— Jesse Singal Sometimes the product claims are valid, Martin says, but some sales reps are overclaiming.— Lisa Guenther
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