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overtime

adverb, noun [U] uk   /ˈəʊ.və.taɪm/  us   /ˈoʊ.vɚ-/
B2 (time spent working) after the usual time needed or expected in a job: They're doing/working overtime to get the job finished on time. Everyone is on overtime (= being paid extra for working after the usual time) this weekend. US (UK extra time) a period of time in a sports game in which play continues if neither team has won in the usual time allowed for the game

overtime

noun [U] uk   /ˈəʊ.və.taɪm/  us   /ˈoʊ.vɚ-/
extra payment for working after the usual time: You can earn some overtime by working after 6.00 p.m.
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