[ oh-ver-spend ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈspɛnd /
verb (used without object), o·ver·spent, o·ver·spend·ing.
to spend more than one can afford: Receiving a small inheritance, she began to overspend alarmingly.
verb (used with object), o·ver·spent, o·ver·spend·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for overspend
Or it might make you overspend on cars and helicopters and lead you to early, penniless death.Will Winning the Mega Millions Kill You? (Science Says No.)|Kent Sepkowitz|December 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I am never called anything but Mollie, except when I overspend my allowance, and mother feels it her duty to scold me.The Fortunes of the Farrells|Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
British Dictionary definitions for overspend
verb (ˌəʊvəˈspɛnd) -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
the amount by which someone or something is overspent
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