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"overspend" in British English

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overspendverb [I or T]

uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈspend/  us   /ˌoʊ.vɚ-/ (overspent, overspent)
to ​spend more ​money than you should: The ​councilseemslikely to overspend this ​year. The ​hospital has already overspent (on)its budget.
overspending
noun [U] uk   us   /-ˈspen.dɪŋ/

overspendnoun [S]

uk     /ˌəʊ.vəˈspend/  us     /ˌoʊ.vɚ-/ /ˈəʊ.və.spend/  /ˈoʊ.vɚ-/ UK
an ​amount of ​extramoney that is ​spent on something above the ​amount that should have been ​spent: We're ​expecting to have a $5 million (​budget) overspend this ​year.
(Definition of overspend from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"overspend" in Business English

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overspendverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˌəʊvəˈspend/ (overspent, overspent)
FINANCE to ​spend more ​money than you have or more than was ​planned or ​agreed: Credit ​cards encourage ​people to overspend, he says.overspend on sth The ​company overspent on its ​advertising. There are ​penalties for ​federalofficials who knowingly overspend their ​budgets.

overspendnoun [S]

uk     us     /ˌəʊvəˈspend/ /ˈəʊvəspend/ UK
FINANCE an ​amount of ​moneyspent by an ​organization or ​person that is more than was ​planned or ​agreed: The ​auditorexpressedconcern at the council's overspend of €100 million.an overspend on sth The ​organization had attempted to ​conceal a huge overspend on its new ​headquarters.
(Definition of overspend from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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