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/ 藢o蕣 v蓹r藞sp蓻nd /
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verb (used without object), o路ver路spent, o路ver路spend路ing.
to spend more than one can afford: Receiving a small inheritance, she began to overspend alarmingly.
verb (used with object), o路ver路spent, o路ver路spend路ing.
to spend in excess of: He was overspending his yearly salary by several thousand dollars.
to spend beyond one's means (used reflexively): When the bills arrived, he realized he had foolishly overspent himself.
to wear out; exhaust.
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Origin of overspend

First recorded in 1580鈥90; over- + spend
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British Dictionary definitions for overspend


verb (藢蓹蕣v蓹藞sp蓻nd) -spends, -spending or -spent
to spend in excess of (one's desires or what one can afford or is allocated)
(tr; usually passive) to wear out; exhaust
noun (藞蓹蕣v蓹藢sp蓻nd)
the amount by which someone or something is overspent
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