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English definition of “over-borrow”


verb [I or T] (also overborrow)
ECONOMICS, ACCOUNTING, FINANCE to borrow more money than you can pay back or pay the interest on: We did not overborrow but stuck to our limits.
over-borrowing (also overborrowing) noun [U]
(Definition of over-borrow from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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