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

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And each time a transaction is processed for an overdrawn account, Wells Fargo tacks on a fee. Emily Flitter, New York Times, "Wells Fargo Closed Their Accounts, but the Fees Continued to Mount," 16 Aug. 2019 Since the bankruptcy, Harlan County’s miners have struggled with overdrawn bank accounts, payments on houses and electric bills. Chris Kenning, The Courier-Journal, "Laid-off Blackjewel coal miners continue to block train as protest for back pay," 27 July 2019 An eye toward his 2020 campaign, President Donald Trump is turning to a familiar playbook of exaggerated boasts about economic performance and overdrawn complaints about a race tilted against him. Calvin Woodward, Fortune, "Fact Checking Trump's Claims on the Economy and 2020 Election," 17 June 2019 Miranda Sings actress Colleen Ballinger is trading her garishly-overdrawn red lipstick and signature crazy-eyed stare for a diner apron and hairline mic to portray Dawn Williams on the Broadway stage in Sara Bareilles’ hit musical Waitress. Lexi Vollero, EW.com, "Miranda Sings actress Colleen Ballinger to make Broadway debut in Waitress," 8 June 2019 In 1992, many of the retirements were due to a scandal implicating more than 240 members of Congress who had overdrawn their House bank accounts. Li Zhou, Vox, "The striking parallels between 1992’s “Year of the Woman” and 2018, explained by a historian," 2 Nov. 2018 Some Wells Fargo customers say their bank accounts were drained – and in some cases overdrawn – when their automatic bill pay setups were charged twice for payments. Deon Roberts, charlotteobserver, "Furious Wells Fargo customers say bank accounts drained, overdrawn by double charges," 18 Jan. 2018 Jenner's pumped-up, often-overdrawn lips have been an integral part of her signature look (and the selling point of many a Kylie Lip Kit) ever since. Samantha Sasso, refinery29.com, "Yes, You Can Remove Your Lip Fillers — Here's How," 9 July 2018 Bank records seized through search warrants and reviewed by law enforcement showed two of the funeral home’s bank accounts were overdrawn and a third account contained a small amount of money, authorities said. Katie Park, Philly.com, "Bucks funeral home director pleads guilty to stealing nearly $300K from clients," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of overdrawn

1817, in the meaning defined above

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