: time in excess of a set limit: such as
: working time in excess of a standard day or week
: an extra period of play in a contest
: the wage paid for overtime
I worked two hours of overtime last week. He was doing a lot of overtime to save for his vacation. How much did you earn last month in overtime? The game went into overtime. They lost the game in overtime.
Recent Examples on the Web The Germans scored after pulling their goaltender, and put it away in overtime, 4-3. —Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, 2 June 2023 Off an Eagles' restart, the line opened up for a pass to sophomore attacker Gigi Francati to score the game-winning goal with 56 seconds left in overtime. —Shelby Dermer, The Enquirer, 1 June 2023 But those working overtime need mental health and vacation days — and the department does not want to have to continue to pay overtime to make sure shifts are covered. —Elena Santa Cruz, The Arizona Republic, 26 May 2023 But everybody had been clocked in for the day with double overtime. —Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 May 2023 She also was named to the Frozen Four All-Tournament team after scoring a game-winning overtime goal against Minnesota in the national semifinal. —Mark Stewart, Journal Sentinel, 25 May 2023 Senior McCabe Millon scored his third goal of the game with 1:54 to play in overtime, lifting McDonogh to an 8-7 win over No. 4 Boys’ Latin at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. —Glenn Graham, Baltimore Sun, 16 May 2023 Both teams attempted to win in regulation during the final 10 minutes, but had to settle for consecutive scoreless overtime sessions before settling the championship In a shootout. —Evan Dudley, al, 13 May 2023 With the Celtics holding a 2-point lead with 26.4 seconds left in overtime the 76ers had 12 seconds left on the shot clock. —Gary Washburn, BostonGlobe.com, 8 May 2023 See More
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