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"overtime" in British English

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overtimeadverb, noun [U]

uk   /ˈəʊ.və.taɪm/  us   /ˈoʊ.vɚ-/
B2 (​timespentworking) after the ​usualtimeneeded or ​expected in a ​job: They're doing/​working overtime to get the ​job done on ​time. Everyone is on overtime (= being ​paidextra for ​working after the ​usualtime) this ​weekend. US (UK extra time) a ​period of ​time in a ​sportsgame in which ​playcontinues if neither ​team has ​won in the ​usualtimeallowed for the ​game

overtimenoun [U]

uk   /ˈəʊ.və.taɪm/  us   /ˈoʊ.vɚ-/
extrapayment for ​working after the ​usualtime: You can ​earn some overtime by ​working after 6.00 p.m.
(Definition of overtime from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"overtime" in American English

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overtimenoun [U]

 us   /ˈoʊ·vərˌtɑɪm/
timeworked in ​addition to ​yourusualjobhours: Approval must be ​granted for overtime before the ​work has been ​performed. Overtime is also the ​period of ​time in a ​game, such as ​football or ​basketball, in which ​playcontinues if neither ​team has ​won in the ​usualtimeallowed for the ​game.
overtime
adjective, adverb [not gradable]  us   /ˈoʊ·vərˌtɑɪm/
I’m ​working overtime this ​week.
(Definition of overtime from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"overtime" in Business English

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overtimenoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈəʊvətaɪm/ HR, WORKPLACE
timespentworking after the usual ​time needed or expected in a ​job: We have put in 15 ​hours of overtime this week. The ​pay is $7.75 ​per hour; $11.75 for overtime.
extrapayment for ​working after the usual ​time: You can ​earn some overtime by ​working after 6.00 p.m.eligible/ineligible for overtime If you ​work 45 ​hours a week and you are ​eligible for overtime, then you should get ​paidtime and a half for five ​hours.be on overtime Everyone is on overtime this ​weekend.

overtimeadverb

uk   us   /ˈəʊvətaɪm/
after the usual ​time needed or expected in a ​job: Utility ​crews are working overtime to ​restoreservice which was ​knocked out by ice storms.
(Definition of overtime from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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