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overpay

[oh-ver-pey] /ˌoʊ vərˈpeɪ/
verb (used with object), overpaid, overpaying.
1.
to pay more than (an amount due):
I received a credit after overpaying the bill.
2.
to pay (a person) in excess.
Origin of overpay
1595-1605
1595-1605; over- + pay1
Related forms
overpayment
[oh-ver-pey-muh nt, oh-ver-pey-muh nt] /ˌoʊ vərˈpeɪ mənt, ˈoʊ vərˌpeɪ mənt/ (Show IPA),
noun
unoverpaid, adjective
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  • If you choose, you may publish the first chapter as an insulated fragment, and charge me with the overpayment.

    Yesterdays with Authors James T. Fields
  • She lifted her grateful eyes with a look of appreciation that seemed to him overpayment for a service proposed, rather than done.

British Dictionary definitions for overpayment

overpay

/ˌəʊvəˈpeɪ/
verb -pays, -paying, -paid
1.
to pay (someone) at too high a rate
2.
to pay (someone) more than is due, as by an error
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Word Origin and History for overpayment

overpay

v.

c.1600, from over- + pay (v.). Related: Overpaid; overpaying.

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