overlend

verb over·lend \ ˌō-vər-ˈlend \

Definition of overlend

overlent play \ˌō-vər-ˈlent\; overlending
: to lend too much money
  • Investors, who believed in the safety of bonds, and borrowers, who trusted that no one would overlend to them, incurred all the risk.
  • —Louis Hyman

overlending

noun
    • … the U.S. housing meltdown, much of which was caused by overlending and applicants not even having to file proof of income.
    • —Susan Pigg

First Known Use of overlend

1892

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