overspend

verb over·spend \ ˌō-vər-ˈspend \
Updated on: 7 Dec 2017

Definition of overspend

overspent play \ˌō-vər-ˈspent\; overspending
transitive verb
1 : to spend or use to excess : exhaust
2 : to exceed in expenditure
intransitive verb
: 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


OVERSPEND Defined for English Language Learners

overspend

verb

Definition of overspend for English Language Learners

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


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