verb (used with object), overdrew, overdrawn, overdrawing.
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 drawing
to exaggerate in drawing
, depicting, portraying, or describing: The author has overdrawn the villain to the point of absurdity.
verb (used without object), overdrew, overdrawn, overdrawing.
to overdraw an account or the like: It ruins one's credit to overdraw frequently at a bank.
(of a stove, fireplace, etc.) to draw
excessively; have too strong an updraft: When the flue overdraws, all the heat goes right up the chimney.
Origin: 1325–75; Middle English; Related forms