overspend

verb over·spend \ ˌō-vər-ˈspend \
|Updated on: 9 Jul 2018

Definition of overspend

overspent play \ˌō-vər-ˈspent\; overspending
1 : to spend or use to excess : exhaust
2 : to exceed in expenditure
: to spend beyond one's means

overspender

noun

Examples of overspend in a Sentence

  1. The studio clearly overspent on marketing, and the movie was still a flop.

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First Known Use of overspend

1593

in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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Definition of overspend for English Language Learners

  • : to spend more than the planned or proper amount of money


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