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English definition of “overreport”


verb [T] (also over-report)     /ˌəʊvərɪˈpɔːt/
FINANCE, ACCOUNTING to say that you have done, earned, sold, etc. more than you really have: When preparing your taxes, don’t overreport capital gains or underreport capital losses. → Compare underreport
over-reporting noun [U]
(Definition of overreport verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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