overdraw

verb
over·​draw | \ ˌō-vər-ˈdrȯ How to pronounce overdraw (audio) \
overdrew\ ˌō-​vər-​ˈdrü How to pronounce overdraw (audio) \; overdrawn\ ˌō-​vər-​ˈdrȯn How to pronounce overdraw (audio) \; overdrawing

Definition of overdraw

transitive verb

1 : to draw checks on (a bank account) for more than the balance the account was overdrawn

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Examples of overdraw in a Sentence

She overdrew her account by $100. commentators have overdrawn the dangers of the sport in order to make it appear more exciting
Recent Examples on the Web Go literal with the phrase cat eye and overdraw your lower lash line to mimic the look of a bright-eyed kitten. Michella Oré, Glamour, "These Easy Cat Halloween Makeup Ideas Are Next-Level," 19 Oct. 2020 In a national study by FINRA, individuals who have participated in a substantial amount of financial education were found to be more likely to save and less likely to overdraw their checking accounts. CNN, "We're not talking to our girls enough about money," 7 Mar. 2020 But Voyager 2's instrument snafu caused the probe to overdraw on its available power. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Voyager 2 shut off its instruments to save power, NASA says," 29 Jan. 2020 As noted above, any debit card merchant transactions that could overdraw your account would be denied. Margarette Burnette, chicagotribune.com, "Overdraft fees steeper at banks than credit unions," 10 Oct. 2019 And yet, that’s the average fee the country’s largest banks charge customers who overdraw their accounts, according to a NerdWallet study. Margarette Burnette, chicagotribune.com, "Overdraft fees steeper at banks than credit unions," 10 Oct. 2019 During a weekend ski trip with a lobbyist, his personal bank account had a negative balance and he had been hit with $33 fees six times for overdrawing the account, prosecutors said. Washington Post, "Feds: Rep. Duncan Hunter paid for affairs with campaign cash," 25 June 2019 Those receiving financial education were also less likely to overdraw their checking accounts and more likely to save. Julie Heath, Cincinnati.com, "Region's Economy: The state of Ohio's financial capability," 2 July 2019 This week, Reuters reported that both Albemarle and SQM have accused each other of overdrawing brine from the Atacama's underground aquifers. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Lithium giants feud over competition, brine in Chile’s Atacama Desert," 21 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of overdraw

1710, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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The first known use of overdraw was in 1710

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“Overdraw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overdraw. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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overdraw

verb

English Language Learners Definition of overdraw

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

overdraw

verb
over·​draw | \ ˌō-vər-ˈdrȯ How to pronounce overdraw (audio) \
overdrew\ -​ˈdrü How to pronounce overdraw (audio) \; overdrawn\ -​ˈdrȯn How to pronounce overdraw (audio) \; overdrawing

Legal Definition of overdraw

transitive verb

: to draw checks on (a bank account) for more than the balance

intransitive verb

: to make an overdraft

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