over·​drawn | \ ˌō-vər-ˈdrȯn How to pronounce overdrawn (audio) \

Definition of overdrawn

: having an overdrawn account

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Examples of overdrawn in a Sentence

overdrawn claims of her accomplishments that any job interviewer could see right through
Recent Examples on the Web But some banks across the U.S. have been seizing checks distributed to clients whose accounts are overdrawn. Evan Macdonald, cleveland, "KeyBank announces measures to help clients with overdrawn accounts keep full coronavirus stimulus check," 17 Apr. 2020 When federal stimulus checks began arriving in bank accounts in recent days, USAA seized funds from customers whose accounts were overdrawn — sparking blow-back for the San Antonio financial services company. Patrick Danner, ExpressNews.com, "USAA reverses course on seizing federal stimulus checks," 16 Apr. 2020 Some banks withheld stimulus cash from people with overdrawn accounts. Emily Flitter, New York Times, "As Banks Stumble in Delivering Aid, Congress Weighs Other Options," 11 May 2020 Banks had faced criticism amid speculation that those with overdrawn accounts would lose part or all of their payments. Jennifer Surane, Bloomberg.com, "Wells Fargo, Citi Pause Overdraft Collections as Stimulus Payments Hit," 29 Apr. 2020 Not every bank is keeping its overdrawn customers’ money. Emily Flitter, New York Times, "Some Banks Keep Customers’ Stimulus Checks if Accounts Are Overdrawn," 16 Apr. 2020 Banks have also taken people's stimulus checks to cover previous late fees or overdrawn accounts, the New York Times reported. Irina Ivanova, CBS News, "Debt collectors are going after Americans' stimulus checks—and the CARES Act allows it," 16 Apr. 2020 All of the money in her account, plus an additional $1,000, was then withdrawn, causing her account to be overdrawn. cleveland, "Teens arrested after gun found in their car: Cleveland Heights police blotter," 27 Mar. 2020 Currently, the seven states that rely on Colorado River water are discussing ways to reduce their usage, both to deal with the fact that the river has been significantly overdrawn for years and to come up with a plan to adapt to a drier future. Alejandra Borunda, National Geographic, "How beef eaters in cities are draining rivers in the American West," 2 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of overdrawn

1817, in the meaning defined above

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“Overdrawn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overdrawn. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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