verb (used with object)
upon (an account, allowance, etc.) in excess of the balance standing to one's credit or at one's disposal:
It was the first time he had ever overdrawn his account.
to strain, as a bow, by
to exaggerate in
, depicting, portraying, or describing:
The author has overdrawn the villain to the point of absurdity.
verb (used without object)
to overdraw an account or the like:
It ruins one's credit to overdraw frequently at a bank.
(of a stove, fireplace, etc.) to
excessively; have too strong an updraft:
When the flue overdraws, all the heat goes right up the chimney.
to draw on (a bank account) in excess of the credit balance
) to strain or pull (a bow) too far
) to exaggerate in describing or telling
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But if you don't have the fees, people will overdraw their accounts.
Grant shrewdly conserved himself throughout his career and wisely knew not to overdraw the goodwill he had accrued.
Of course, you're probably not planning to overdraw your checking account, but mistakes do happen.
Moreover, customers who overdraw their accounts are made aware of the consequences of their actions.
The bottom line is that your lunch caused you to overdraw your account.
The final rule should apply only to programs that use computer software to clear transactions that would overdraw an account.
We do not advertise any kind of incentive to overdraw an account.
If checks or other transactions are processed before the hold is released you may overdraw your account and incur overdraft fees.
Thus, when they write a check knowing it will overdraw their account, the customer is choosing to pay the fee.
The customer has control over how many items he or she issues or uses in any given day that could overdraw the account.
And be sure to record the purchase as well as the cash withdrawal, so you don't overdraw your account.
It is possible to overdraw the card in some situations.
As a majority of the customers never overdraw their account, this inconvenience is not fair to them.