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English definition of “overtime”

overtime

noun [U]    /ˈoʊ·vərˌtɑɪm/
time worked in addition to your usual job hours: Approval must be granted for overtime before the work has been performed. Overtime is also the period of time in a game, such as football or basketball, in which play continues if neither team has won in the usual time allowed for the game. overtime    /ˈoʊ·vərˌtɑɪm/ adjective, adverb [not gradable] I’m working overtime this week.
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