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overpayverb [T often passive]

uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈpeɪ/  us   /ˌoʊ.vɚˈpeɪ/ (overpaid, overpaid)
overpayment
noun [C or U] /ˌəʊ.vəˈpeɪ.mənt/  us /ˌoʊ.vɚˈpeɪ.mənt/
She did not notice that she had received a salary overpayment.
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overpayverb

uk   us   /ˌəʊvəˈpeɪ/ (overpaying, overpaid, overpaid)
[I or T] FINANCE, BANKING to make bigger payments than originally agreed when paying back a loan, in order to reduce the cost of the loan: If you budget to overpay your mortgage on a regular basis, you can save a lot of money. These loans allow you to overpay at any time.overpay on sth We use any spare money to overpay on our mortgage.
[I or T] TAX, COMMERCE to pay more than is necessary or more than the value of something: Some part-time workers will overpay tax and will need to claim a rebate.overpay for sth He said they did not overpay for the land based on comparable sales in the area.
[T often passive] HR, COMMERCE to pay someone too much: overpay sb by $50/10% etc I felt I should tell my boss she'd overpaid me by $100.overpay sb for sth He claimed the deal would overpay the company for its electrical transmission grid.
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Translations of “overpay”
in Chinese (Simplified) 多付给…钱, 给…过高报酬…
in Chinese (Traditional) 多付給…錢, 給…過高報酬…
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