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overspend

[oh-ver-spend] /ˌoʊ vərˈspɛnd/
verb (used without object), overspent, overspending.
1.
to spend more than one can afford:
Receiving a small inheritance, she began to overspend alarmingly.
verb (used with object), overspent, overspending.
2.
to spend in excess of:
He was overspending his yearly salary by several thousand dollars.
3.
to spend beyond one's means (used reflexively):
When the bills arrived, he realized he had foolishly overspent himself.
4.
to wear out; exhaust.
Origin of overspend
1580-1590
1580-90; over- + spend
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overspend

verb (ˌəʊvəˈspɛnd) -spends, -spending, -spent
1.
to spend in excess of (one's desires or what one can afford or is allocated)
2.
(transitive; usually passive) to wear out; exhaust
noun (ˈəʊvəˌspɛnd)
3.
the amount by which someone or something is overspent
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Word Origin and History for overspend
v.

1610s, "to wear out," from over- + spend. Meaning "to spend more than is necessary" is attested from 1857. Related: Overspent; overspending.

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