overreport

verb over·re·port \ ˌō-vər-ri-ˈpȯrt \

Definition of overreport

overreported; overreporting
1 : to report (something) to a greater extent than is necessary
  • Such tales are fun, but on occasion the author overdoes detail, overreporting trivia to the extent that the main story … becomes sidetracked.
  • —Colin Leinster
2 : to report (something) as being higher or greater than it really is
  • overreported their income on the loan application

First Known Use of overreport

1942

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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