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overdraft

noun [C] uk   /ˈəʊ.və.drɑːft/ us    /ˈoʊ.vɚ.dræft/
C1 an amount of money that a customer with a bank account is temporarily allowed to owe to the bank, or the agreement that allows this: to run up/pay off an overdraft The bank offers overdraft facilities.
Translations of “overdraft”
in Korean 초과 인출…
in Arabic سَحب عَلى المَكشوف…
in French découvert…
in Turkish hasabından fazla miktarda çekilen para, kredi…
in Italian scoperto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 透支額…
in Russian превышение остатка счета (в банке)…
in Polish debet…
in Spanish descubierto…
in Portuguese saldo a descoberto, saldo negativo…
in German die Überziehung…
in Catalan descobert…
in Japanese (お金の)借り越し…
in Chinese (Simplified) 透支额…
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