overspend

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verb over·spend \ˌō-vər-ˈspend\

Definition of overspend

overspent

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overspending

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to spend or use to excess :  exhaust

  3. 2 :  to exceed in expenditure

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  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.

1593

First Known Use of overspend

1593


OVERSPEND Defined for English Language Learners

overspend

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verb over·spend \ˌō-vər-ˈspend\

Definition of overspend for English Language Learners

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

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