overwithhold

verb over·with·hold \ ˌō-vər-with-ˈhōld , -wit͟h- \

Definition of overwithhold

overwithheld play \ˌō-vər-with-ˈheld, -wit͟h-\; overwithholding
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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