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English definition of “overlend”

overlend

verb [I]
 
 
/ˌəʊvəˈlend/ (overlent, overlent)
FINANCE, BANKING to lend more money than you should, especially to borrowers who may not be able to pay it back: The incentives for people to own a home encouraged banks to overlend, and homeowners to overborrow.
overlending noun [U]
(Definition of overlend from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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