Meaning of “overspend” in the English Dictionary

"overspend" in British English

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overspendverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˌəʊ.vəˈspend/ us /ˌoʊ.vɚˈspend/ overspent, overspent
overspending
noun [ U ] uk /ˌəʊ.vəˈspen.dɪŋ/ us /ˌoʊ.vɚˈspen.dɪŋ/

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)

"overspend" in Business English

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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)