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overspend

verb [I or T]
 
 
/ˌəʊvəˈspend/ (overspent, overspent)
FINANCE to spend more money than you have or more than was planned or agreed: Credit cards encourage people to overspend, he says.overspend on sth The company overspent on its advertising. There are penalties for federal officials who knowingly overspend their budgets. →  Compare underspend verb
Translations of “overspend”
in Spanish despilfarrar, gastar demasiado…
in French trop dépenser…
in German sich verausgaben an…
in Chinese (Traditional) (使)超支, (使)花錢過多…
in Chinese (Simplified) (使)超支, (使)花钱过多…
(Definition of overspend verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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