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"overdrawn" in British English

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overdrawnadjective

uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈdrɔːn/  us   /ˌoʊ.vɚˈdrɑːn/
C1 having taken more ​money out of ​yourbankaccount than the ​accountcontained, or (of a ​bankaccount) 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   /-ˈdrɔː/  us   /-ˈdrɑː/ (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 ​bankaccount than the ​accountcontained, or (of a ​bankaccount) having had more ​money taken from it than was ​originally in it: Youraccount is overdrawn.
(Definition of overdrawn from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"overdrawn" in Business English

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overdrawnadjective

uk   us   /ˌəʊvəˈdrɔːn/ BANKING
having taken more ​money out of your ​bankaccount 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)
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