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English definition of “overtime”

overtime

adverb, noun [U]     /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.Working hours and periods of workWork, working and the workplace US for extra timeWorking hours and periods of workWork, working and the workplace
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