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"overhang" in British English

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overhangverb [T]

uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈhæŋ/  us   /ˌoʊ.vɚ-/ (overhung, overhung)

overhangnoun [C]

uk   /ˈəʊ.və.hæŋ/  us   /ˈoʊ.vɚ-/
  • overhang noun [C] (EFFECT)

something that has a ​negativeeffect on a ​situation: Prices are ​unlikely to ​increase while there is an overhang of 40,000 ​unsold new ​houses. Latin America's ​currentdebt overhang
overhanging
adjective uk   us   /-ɪŋ/
the overhanging ​branches of a ​tree
(Definition of overhang from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"overhang" in American English

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overhangverb [T]

 us   /ˌoʊ·vərˈhæŋ/ (past tense and past participle overhung  /ˌoʊ·vərˈhʌŋ/ )
(of something at a high ​level) to ​stick out ​farther than something at a ​lowerlevel and ​therefore not to have any ​support from below, or to ​hang over: The ​balcony overhangs the ​patio, ​creating a ​shadyplace to ​sit.
overhang
noun [C]  us   /ˈoʊ·vərˌhæŋ/
The ​house has a ​deep overhang ​facing the ​southernsun.
(Definition of overhang from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"overhang" in Business English

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overhangnoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   /ˈəʊvəˌhæŋ/
COMMERCE a ​quantity of ​goods or other things that have not been ​sold when they should have been: a stock/an inventory/a supply overhang We're about to ​enter the ​sellingseason with a really ​bigsupply overhang.an overhang of sth Prices are unlikely to ​increase while there is an overhang of 40,000 ​unsold new ​houses.
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET a ​situation on a ​stockmarket in which a ​quantity of ​shares is ​available but not ​sold, ​reducing their ​price: an overhang of sth The ​potential overhang of more than 200 million ​shares of ​stock is one of a ​number of ​financial and ​legalrisks that ​investors in the ​company face.

overhangverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌəʊvəˈhæŋ/ (overhung, overhung)
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET to ​bring down the ​price of something because there is too much of it ​available: Massive ​goldstocks continue to overhang the ​market, ​traders say.
(Definition of overhang from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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