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overspend

verb [I or T] uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈspend/ us    /ˌoʊ.vɚ-/ (overspent, overspent)
to spend more money than you should: The council seems likely to overspend this year. The hospital has already overspent (on) its drugs budget.
overspending
noun [U] uk   /-ˈspen.dɪŋ/ us  

overspend

noun [S] uk     /ˌəʊ.vəˈspend/ us      /ˌoʊ.vɚ-/ /ˈəʊ.və.spend/  /ˈoʊ.vɚ-/ UK
an amount of extra money that is spent on something above the amount that should have been spent: We're expecting to have a £5 million (budget) overspend this year.
Translations of “overspend”
in Spanish despilfarrar, gastar demasiado…
in French trop dépenser…
in German sich verausgaben an…
in Chinese (Traditional) (使)超支, (使)花錢過多…
in Chinese (Simplified) (使)超支, (使)花钱过多…
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