overwithhold

verb
over·​with·​hold | \ ˌō-vər-with-ˈhōld How to pronounce overwithhold (audio) , -wit͟h- \
overwithheld\ ˌō-​vər-​with-​ˈheld How to pronounce overwithheld (audio) , -​wit͟h-​ \; overwithholding

Definition of overwithhold

transitive + intransitive

: to withhold too much of (something) especially : to deduct a greater amount of (money) from an employee's pay for tax than the employee is legally required to pay At least two-thirds of us overwithhold our pay for federal tax purposes. — Brent Hunsberger If you often get a big tax refund, you're overwithholding. — Sheryl Nance-Nash

First Known Use of overwithhold

1949, in the meaning defined above

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“Overwithhold.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overwithhold. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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