overwithhold

verb, transitive + intransitive over·with·hold \ ˌō-vər-with-ˈhōld , -wit͟h- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of overwithhold

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


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