overpay

[ oh-ver-pey ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈpeɪ /

verb (used with object), o·ver·paid, o·ver·pay·ing.

to pay more than (an amount due): I received a credit after overpaying the bill.
to pay (a person) in excess.

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Origin of overpay

First recorded in 1595–1605; over- + pay1

OTHER WORDS FROM overpay

o·ver·pay·ment [oh-ver-pey-muh nt, oh-ver-pey-muh nt] /ˌoʊ vərˈpeɪ mənt, ˈoʊ vərˌpeɪ mənt/, nounun·o·ver·paid, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for overpaid

overpay
/ (ˌəʊvəˈpeɪ) /

verb -pays, -paying or -paid

to pay (someone) at too high a rate
to pay (someone) more than is due, as by an error
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