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overpay

verb [T often passive] uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈpeɪ/  us   /ˌoʊ.vɚ-/ (overpaid, overpaid)
to pay someone too much: I felt I should tell my boss she'd overpaid me by £50.disapproving City bankers are grossly overpaid for what they do. to pay more 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.
overpayment
noun [C or U] /-mənt/
She did not notice that she had received a salary overpayment.
Translations of “overpay”
in Chinese (Traditional) 多付給…錢, 給…過高報酬…
in Chinese (Simplified) 多付给…钱, 给…过高报酬…
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