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"overtime" in American English

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overtimenoun [U]

us   /ˈoʊ·vərˌtɑɪm/
time worked in addition to your usual job hours: 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 play continues if neither team has won in the usual time allowed 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 British English

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overtimeadverb, noun [U]

uk   /ˈəʊ.və.taɪm/ us   /ˈoʊ.vɚ.taɪm/

overtimenoun [U]

uk   /ˈəʊ.və.taɪm/ us   /ˈoʊ.vɚ.taɪm/
(Definition of overtime from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"overtime" in Business English

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overtimenoun [U]

uk   /ˈəʊvətaɪm/ us   HR, WORKPLACE
time spent working 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.
extra payment 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 paid time and a half for five hours.be on overtime Everyone is on overtime this weekend.

overtimeadverb

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