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overdraw

[ oh-ver-draw ]
/ 藢o蕣 v蓹r藞dr蓴 /
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verb (used with object), o路ver路drew, o路ver路drawn, o路ver路draw路ing.
to draw upon (an account, allowance, etc.) in excess of the balance standing to one's credit or at one's disposal: It was the first time he had ever overdrawn his account.
to strain, as a bow, by drawing too far.
to exaggerate in portraying, describing, depicting, or drawing: The author has overdrawn the villain to the point of absurdity.
verb (used without object), o路ver路drew, o路ver路drawn, o路ver路draw路ing.
to overdraw an account or the like: It ruins one's credit to overdraw frequently at a bank.
(of a stove, fireplace, etc.) to draw excessively; have too strong an updraft: When the flue overdraws, all the heat goes right up the chimney.
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Origin of overdraw

Middle English word dating back to 1325鈥75; see origin at over-, draw

OTHER WORDS FROM overdraw

un路o路ver路drawn, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for overdraw

overdraw
/ (藢蓹蕣v蓹藞dr蓴藧) /

verb -draws, -drawing, -drew or -drawn
to draw on (a bank account) in excess of the credit balance
(tr) to strain or pull (a bow) too far
(tr) to exaggerate in describing or telling
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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