overdraw

verb over·draw \ ˌō-vər-ˈdrȯ \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of overdraw

overdrew play \ˌō-vər-ˈdrü\; overdrawn play \ˌō-vər-ˈdrȯn\; overdrawing
transitive verb
1 :to draw checks on (a bank account) for more than the balance
  • the account was overdrawn
intransitive verb
:to make an overdraft

Examples of overdraw in a Sentence

  1. She overdrew her account by $100.

  2. commentators have overdrawn the dangers of the sport in order to make it appear more exciting

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First Known Use of overdraw

1710


OVERDRAW Defined for English Language Learners

overdraw

verb

Definition of overdraw for English Language Learners

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


Law Dictionary

overdraw

verb over·draw \ ˌō-vər-ˈdrȯ \

legal Definition of overdraw

overdrew play \-ˈdrü\; overdrawn play \-ˈdrȯn\; overdrawing
transitive verb
:to draw checks on (a bank account) for more than the balance
intransitive verb
:to make an overdraft


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