Meaning of “overdrawn” in the English Dictionary

"overdrawn" in British English

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overdrawnadjective

uk /ˌəʊ.vəˈdrɔːn/ us /ˌoʊ.vɚˈdrɑːn/

C1 having taken more money out of your bank account than the account contained, or (of a bank account) having had more money taken from it than was originally in it:

They were overdrawn by £150, so they couldn't write any cheques.
The account was overdrawn.
overdraw
verb [ I or T ] uk /ˌəʊ.vəˈdrɔː/ us /ˌoʊ.vɚˈdrɑː/ overdrew, overdrawn

I overdrew my account by £20.

(Definition of “overdrawn” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"overdrawn" in American English

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overdrawnadjective

us /ˌoʊ·vərˈdrɔn/

(of a person) having taken more money out of a bank account than the account contained, or (of a bank account) having had more money taken from it than was originally in it:

Your account is overdrawn.

(Definition of “overdrawn” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"overdrawn" in Business English

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overdrawnadjective

uk /ˌəʊvəˈdrɔːn/ us BANKING

having taken more money out of your bank account than the account contained:

overdrawn by $5/$50 etc. They were overdrawn by €150.

an overdrawn account has had more money taken from it than it contained:

Banking is free as long as the account is no more than £100 overdrawn.

(Definition of “overdrawn” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)