time in excess of a prescribed period.
Sports. an additional period of play for deciding the winner of a game in which the contestants are tied at the end of the regular playing period.
during overtime: to work overtime.
of or for overtime: overtime pay.
to give too much time to (a photographic exposure).
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How to use overtime in a sentence
Teams get two points in the standings for a win of any kind while an overtime loss, including the shootout, earns a team one point, also known as the “loser point.”‘Loser points’ could produce some unlikely winners in 2021 NHL season | Neil Greenberg | February 5, 2021 | Washington Post
Unionization could give these Alabama warehouse employees the opportunity to collectively fight for regular pay raises and have bargaining power when it comes to obligations like mandated overtime shifts.Why Amazon’s $62 Million FTC Labor Settlement Is a Bigger Deal Than the Bezos News | Abby Vesoulis | February 4, 2021 | Time
It’s hard, because people that work here, they’ve been working full-time, no vacations, overtime, in order to care for their patients.Kansas City Chiefs Lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif Stayed On The COVID-19 Front Lines. Now He's Missing The Super Bowl. | Sean Gregory | February 4, 2021 | Time
We should work weekends and overtime, ruthlessly pursuing wealth and status, to demonstrate our commitment to family.
Mandatory overtime, Knox said, is communicated to workers no later than their lunch break the previous day.Amazon’s anti-union blitz stalks Alabama warehouse workers everywhere, even the bathroom | Jay Greene | February 2, 2021 | Washington Post
Clinkscales is still a cop, and made more than $100,000 in salary and overtime last year.Chicago’s Cops Don’t Even Get Investigated for Shooting People in the Back | Justin Glawe | December 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
All of these people, and millions more like them, deserve a little overtime.
This would restore overtime rights to workers earning up to around $50,000 a year, which is roughly the current median.
The CAP paper estimates that if current trends continue unabated, overtime pay will disappear entirely by 2026.
But they are paid less, and the vanishing overtime pay is a big part of why.
Before I'd gone five miles the hoodoo that had been working overtime on my behalf got busy again.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
Joe was working overtime, covering the drills, while his father was doing the stable work.The Idyl of Twin Fires | Walter Prichard Eaton
Mr. Van Dyke and his clerks, assisted by boy scouts, were working overtime to gratify all these demands.Ways of War and Peace | Delia Austrian
One special cause of offense was the keeping back of overtime money to buy a new jacket.The Leaven in a Great City | Lillian William Betts
Her jacket had been bought with money earned by working overtime, a result secured by the most persistent effort and argument.The Leaven in a Great City | Lillian William Betts
British Dictionary definitions for overtime
work at a regular job done in addition to regular working hours
(as modifier): overtime pay
the rate of pay established for such work
time in excess of a set period
sport, US and Canadian extra time
beyond the regular or stipulated time
(tr) to exceed the required time for (a photographic exposure)
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