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"overspend" in British English

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overspendverb [I or T]

uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈspend/ us   /ˌoʊ.vɚˈspend/ overspent, overspent

overspendnoun [S]

uk   /ˈəʊ.və.spend/ uk   us   /ˈoʊ.vɚ.spend/ us   UK
an amount of extra money 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)

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overspendverb [I or T]

uk   /ˌəʊvəˈspend/ us   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 federal officials who knowingly overspend their budgets.

overspendnoun [S]

uk   /ˌəʊvəˈspend/ us   uk   /ˈəʊvəspend/ us   UK
FINANCE an amount of money spent by an organization or person that is more than was planned or agreed: The auditor expressed concern 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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“overspend” in British English

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